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Your Novel Is Never Finished Until You Stop Working on It!

As a professional editor, I have the pleasure to assist many novelists. Being sensible people, they want to know how much it will cost to edit their novel. My answer is always, “How much do you want to spend?” I’m … Continue reading

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The Vexing Problem of Numbers – Advice From Thomas Hauck, Author and Ghostwriter

In the English language, we have an alphabet of twenty-six letters. We use these letters to form words and sentences. Each letter is unique; generally, for any given word formed of letters, you can’t substitute other letters without changing the … Continue reading

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“A Boomer in Intensive Care” – Thriller by Dr. J.R. Gold, edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Dr. J.R. Gold on the publication of his new political thriller, “A Boomer in Intensive Care: From the Atom Bomb to the End of Time.” The book opens in an emergency room in Santa Fe, … Continue reading

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How to Write a Powerful Fiction Query – Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Many of my valued fiction clients ask me for advice about contacting literary agents and publishers. The most difficult part of any proposal is the query. This is the one-paragraph summation of what your book is about and why the … Continue reading

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About paragraph spacing in novels, narrative non-fiction, and most self-help books

Clients often ask me if they should indicate paragraphs with an extra line inserted between paragraphs. (Like this.) It’s the format used in emails, many blogs including this one, and technical books. Here’s my answer. Regarding paragraph spacing in a work … Continue reading

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“The House on Hayden Pond” – YA horror novel edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Jessica Monks on the publication of her new YA horror novel “The House on Hayden Pond,” now available on Amazon. In this fast-paced thriller, a family moves into rustic old house that looks like a … Continue reading

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“Resurrection of the Scrolls” by Michael Fattorosi, edited by Thomas Hauck

Here’s an exciting thriller by noted Las Vegas attorney Michael Fattorosi. Base on his family history, “Resurrection of the Scrolls” is a fast-paced historical thriller tracing his family’s thousand-year journey from the Norman conquest of Italy through the First Crusade, their rise … Continue reading

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“The President Has AIDS” by Leslie C. Norins, MD, edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Leslie C. Norins, MD on the publication of his new political-medical thriller “The President Has AIDS.” The book opens with Martin Riker enjoying a comfortable retirement in Naples, Florida, when he gets an urgent call … Continue reading

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Who Writes a Best-Selling Novel? It Might Just Be a Committee! Notes by Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

If you’re an unpublished or emerging novelist, you know the feeling well. You spend months in solitude, writing your novel. When it’s finished you might ask your partner to read it, or take portions to your writing group. But at … Continue reading

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Former CIA Director Porter Goss Praises “Deadly Pages” by Dr. Leslie Norins with Thomas Hauck

Here’s a quote from Porter Goss, former CIA director (2004-2006), praising the new Leslie Norins/Thomas Hauck thriller “Deadly Pages,” now available on Amazon.com: “This assessment of the danger of smallpox seems credible to me, and the means of delivery through … Continue reading

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