Step two - Do a Find & Replace on all of the double spaces. There should be a single space between each sentence and word.
Step four - Do a search and destroy for all spaces at the ends of sentences. These can cause a sentence to extend one line farther. In a print book, that might be what sends a lone line at the end of the chapter to a page all by itself.
Step six - Look for odd issues, like forgetting a space before or after * * * or too many asterisks.
These are simple, basic items that need attention before the manuscript is formatted for either print or eBook. But they will make a world of difference in how the book appears. (And your formatter will thank you!)
Did you know to look for those issues?
NEW IWSG Day Feature!
We’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive.
Every month we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
The first IWSG Day question is for July 6th.
JULY 6TH QUESTION: What's the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?
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