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..sad ..but very true ...still waiting fours years later for payment on a book translation (500 pages of A4 text over two Vols). Publisher continues to plead poverty, print bills, slow sales, cat got sick etc etc - the excuses are endless...pity the poor author ...Paddy Keating wrote:Mark Yerger's comment or caveat is apposite. All the same, there is no reason why the sort of publishers who produce the books of which he speaks cannot cut an author a fair deal.
I also agree to this timeline method. I wish I started doing it from the start. The manuscript practically writes itself when you have all the pieces laid out in time order (slight exaggeration but it does give a big headstart). And you make many more revelations when you start realizing what things were happening that influenced each other due to their proximity to each other.Tom Houlihan wrote:...2. When writing about a specific unit, or battle, or something like that, try making up a timeline. To create the one I'm using, I went through all my major references first, and noted specific events and their dates. Then I put them all together, and added in bits from other resources. Now I can look at anything, and see where it fits into the overall divisional history. It's actually helping.