Evelyn Chartres Author
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Google Docs Does EPUBS

Since 7 Mar 2016, Google Docs permits users to export directly to the EPUB format. This feature is purportedly reliable in exporting hyperlinked chapter index.

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Google Docs now exports to EPUB on thestack.com

Some articles state that Google Docs will import from Microsoft Word and generate a viable working product. So given Google Docs‘ collaborative capabilities and this export feature, this may prove to be an invaluable tool for drafts and early beta releases.

I am curious as to how this compares with Calibre generated documents. Normally, I export to HTML from Google Docs to create mine and that has worked well in the past.

Still this is another tool for the shed!

Revising Hadrian’s Legacy

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Hadrian’s Legacy available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my second review of Hadrian’s Legacy. This story focuses on the construction of the Grand‘s defensive wall, the Georgian involvement and the reasons behind it being commissioned.  John is also introduced to the existence of the Grand in a hard-hitting revelation.

There were 230 modifications made to this 8 page chapter. Overall this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability.  So some of the modifications were related exclusively to formatting and consistency.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.

Up for a Little Participation?

Who’s Up For A Little Audience Participation? on jenniferderrick.com

Jennifer Derrick has made a novel proposal.  Every week she plans to post an image that is meant to get our creative juices flowing.  If we so choose, we can can post a link to content that was created using the image as inspiration.

She will in turn compile a digest and distribute to her various networks.  Jennifer compares it to a flash writing challenge and I love it!  Could be a great way to get motivated, draw out some  creativity and share with others!

The Portrait of a Woman Is Dead… Long Live the Portrait!

“A vision from the past becomes a writer’s deadly obsession.”

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The Portrait is available for free on:
Barnes and Noble
iBooks
Kobo
Scribd
Smashwords

The Portrait of a Woman was released over a year ago through Kindle Direct Publishing.  The novel never did gain much traction, so I decided it was time to breathe some life into it.

Enter The Portrait, featuring a shorter title, a fresh cover and minor changes to the storyline.  I had someone review the novel to touch-up the formatting and grammar here and there.  Overall this release is superior to the original release.

This time I used Smashwords, which also distributes through popular sites like Barnes and NobleiBooks, iBooks, Kobo and Scribd.  Additionally, this book is available at no cost, since I feel that it’s more important to get this story out there!

While you can get it from Amazon, the book is not available for free. Please tell them about a lower price so Kindle users can get the book free of charge from Amazon directly!

The Portrait’s Synopsis

The Portrait is a Gothic horror about Victoria Frost, an author who develops an unhealthy obsession for her character. As events unfold, her obsession begins to turn on her and leads the author to question her sanity. Is this simply her slipping deeper into madness or are there other factors in play?

The Portrait is a mixture of contemporary and historical scenes with the latter revolving around her muse.  In this novel, the author will revisit an iconic scene using both prose and art yielding new pieces to the puzzle with every pass.

Revising Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my second review of Penny Dreadful. This chapter introduces John Cabot to the valley, town and some of the local lore. The story focuses on The Diary of Frederick Samuels and takes place 30 years prior to the bulk of The Grand‘s stories.

There were 323 modifications made to this 10 page chapter. The bulk of the changes were centered on the use of formal language to the The Diary of Frederick Samuels.  Seeing as the author of this diary would be of priviledged upbriging and be influced by Victorian literature  the changes felt right.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.