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Wish Granted! Tips, Tools, and Templates to Write a Winning Grant
by Holly Rustick

Kindle Edition published 2017-08-22
Bestseller ranking: 95983

Product Description

Grant writing shouldn’t feel like a trip to the dentist. Take the pain out of the process with this innovative and fun, yes fun, guide. Learn all the inside tips and tools of the grant-writing trade in this easy-to-read and upbeat book.
This book is definitely for you if:
•You break out in a cold sweat when your boss mentions the word ‘grant’.
•You’ve been tempted to throw your computer against the wall while writing a grant.
•You happily tell stakeholders there’s plenty of grants out there … but haven’t the faintest idea how to write and get one!
•You think you can send out a bog-standard letter to a bunch of organizations and get funded.
•Your eyes glaze over when you’re presented with grant writing jargon and acronyms.
•Your organization’s grant success A-game has r...

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Help me stop waffling!
« on: November 05, 2017, 08:28:51 PM »
When I was a kid, I thought that Christmas song was "Here We Come a-Waffling." Like you would walk around the neighborhood eating waffles and singing.

You're not the only one ;D

Maybe, just maybe, BB needs to source books from a wider range than just Indies.

BB's been featuring books from traditional publishers for a long time. They have no shortage on options, they just choose whatever they think will convert the best and make them the most affiliate money.

Writers' Cafe / Re: For heaven's sake, people, you're authors.
« on: November 05, 2017, 10:32:24 AM »
It's a boxed set. Not a box set. I have enough boxes, I don't need a set.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 05, 2017, 10:20:33 AM »
10 pt?  :o

I can't even see what I'm writing in 10 pt. I had been using Times New Roman 12 and like the looks of Palatino Linotype, but the spacing increases my page counts 30%.  :(

Just as a quick note, the human eye usually needs a 2pt increase to maintain the same readability on screen vs on print. So reading 12 pt TNR while you write on a computer is the same as reading 10pt TNR when printed. :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 04, 2017, 05:55:26 PM »
Baskerville Old Face 10 pt. is about 65 a line. And I'm trying a different font for chapter heading that I hope will look amazing rather than lame. LOL 

I'm using the KDP for paperback, so the options are white or cream. 

65 per line is ideal, so really it's just a matter of trying out the different fonts at different sizes and seeing which fill in a similar way :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Yea or Nay for a first book cover?
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:50:05 PM »

Just realized without the blurb you had no idea what genre, etc.  Not sure it matters, I see what you mean about the darkness.  I may have to break down and pay for a cover.

Way too late in the fall to get someone most likely without paying through the nose.  Probably need a January or later release.

What genre is it? There are a ton of premade options from various sites and they'll be quick to get and professionally done (if you choose the right one, of course ;) )

Writers' Cafe / Re: Yea or Nay for a first book cover?
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:32:40 PM »
Nay. It's hard to discern and extremely dark. The typography is just ok, and I'd change the font for the author name to something simpler and more professional.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:28:39 PM »
I prefer white paper. It's a bit thinner, and feels more like a proper book, rather than a book that got printed on resume paper.

I hate all of the paper options for createspace. I just want a weight inbetween and a color in between. GIVE ME WHAT I WANT, CS!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:27:54 PM »
Exactly.  I'm using the 10pt Times New Roman as a comparison to the other fonts and going for a similar size.  Is this a good base comparison?

How many characters per line do you get with 10pt TNR? Generally, a good line length in the average novel should fall between 59-72 characters-per-line on a full line of text. I prefer 65 myself. It's hard to tell how it looks on your page without seeing it, or knowing your other settings :) Just select one line of text and find your word count/character count information.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:09:34 PM »
As for size...about the same as 10pt Times New Roman?

All fonts size differently, so it's a best practice to experiment with different font sizes to get the proper characters-per-line. 10 TNR looks completely different from 10pt Garamond, and what size you use for any font completely depends on your margins and page dimensions.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:04:34 PM »
Times New Roman or Times, which is used for newspapers. (Someone more knowledgeable please explain why???).

Times New Roman is too thin (made to fit into thin newspaper columns), and gets laborious to read on wide columns of text, like books usually have. It's much easier on the book format to read type that's more relaxed horizontally.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 04, 2017, 11:33:18 AM »
It's not too hard to make a 6x9 book longer. Most indies actually have too small of margins, too many lines per page, too many characters per line, and essentially everything that makes a book very legible vs one that's only ok. Make those things ideal and you get more pages pretty easily.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is matted cover the way to go now? (for print books)
« on: November 03, 2017, 02:04:33 PM »
Iagree with Patty and Shayne about when to use matte and when to use glossy. I also used to only prefer creme paper but it's starting to look yellow to me now so I'm kind of stuck for preference on paper color.

For sizing, that's really interesting! I know a ton of my clients prefer 6x9, with 5x8 the close second. I like 5.5x8.5 myself because I'm a crazed and uncontrolled rebel like that.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Could this font work?
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:01:27 PM »
Okay, point taken. Guess I will stick with what I had before.

It's pretty, but not really different enough from what I was doing with cinzel to be worth $60. I was kind of looking for something "different" that would still work for the genre, but not sure if that exists.

I think we're pretty much going to be dealing with various serifs with different kinds of swashes if we're looking for 'fantasy' and 'romantic'. The difference in the flourishes can make a really dramatic look, though, so it might be worthwhile to look through a whole catalog to find those swashes that can change the look from one to another. :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Could this font work?
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:14:06 PM »
Can you pay for fonts? You might like Encore by Letterhead fonts, or one whose ttitle I can't remember. I'll link it tomorrow once I'm at my main computer again :)

Fantasy reader and writer here, I actually liked the first version the best (and the second update with the less-beveled yellow title was also good). They captured the look and feel of a high fantasy the best, which frequently has bevels and golden titles that stand out quite a bit, etc. It's needed, because they're almost always on top of complex artwork like what you've got there.

Just a friendly note, beveling on typography tends to actually make the type seem thinner and more difficult to see the heavier it's applied. Gold is a perfectly suitable color because yellow is the most eye-catching of colors, and thus the most readable in many contexts, but I agree with Shayne that too much bevel is just going to ruin the legibility of the letters.

I love the illustration, by the way! The first typography is my personal favorite so far. I also did like the blue-tinting of the darkness in some of the middle versions, but that's, perhaps, more of a personal choice.

Good luck!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Creating TOC for a box set in Calibre
« on: October 27, 2017, 01:37:32 PM »
:D I just had to step back from the Book Face. I'll shoot ya a message!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Creating TOC for a box set in Calibre
« on: October 27, 2017, 01:35:41 PM »
I think I should email you, maybe? :)

That would make sense. And in their artwork, they don't draw themselves all the same shade, so actually that seems likely.

I agree. My last professor in ancient Greek history ('round 2010) was very vocal about the high probability of mixed skintones in that area, and several hundred years later there's very suggestive evidence that there were Roman emperors with darker complexions, so it's quite possible that there was no single dominant skintone.

But they aren't faking it. They truly believe the Ancient Egyptians were black. I've seen arguments for both and I'm not even sure who's right.

What if the population was simply a solid mix of skintones? It's always possible, especially with northern Egypt having so much coastline, travel, and trade.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Boil Down Your 2017 Writing Into One Word
« on: October 21, 2017, 05:51:00 PM »

Writers' Cafe / Re: Need More Book Reviews?
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:57:02 PM »

Wow, all 21 pages of this thread.

Good idea. I'm headed there next. I've been reading through other people's job postings for covers to get an idea of what they look for / what the response is since reading your suggestion. Thank you =]

You're welcome!

Thanks! I need a bit of luck.

I still have my DeviantArt list that I'm reaching out to. I found an artist who specialized in birds in flight, mammals, forests, and fantasy. Her prices are just over $1k per cover art. I found another with $1.5k per cover. That seems much, much higher than what everyone else is paying for their covers. Maybe it's an epic fantasy problem when you can't use the default of dragons or people?

If covers are one of the most important things, what's a normal price to pay an artist for an epic fantasy cover?

I wouldn't pay more than 500 myself. Put up a thread in the jobs part of deviant art's forums and do an open call if you haven't. Eager established folks will come to you.

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