David Butterworth was born in London and brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. He attended the University of Northumbria where he graduated with a (BA Hons) in Historical and English Literary Studies. Unsure of his vocation, he completed the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course and left the United Kingdom to teach English. Since 2001 he has been teaching in Japan and now in China where he has been resident for several years.
As well as in Britain, he has hiked in Japan and traveled widely in China and in parts of South-East Asia. He enjoys swimming, jogging, reading, music and watching dated movies.
He has been writing short stories, travel essays, journals and intends to write some novels - suspense and one based on his working class upbringing in Northern England. He's currently working on one, a suspense novel concerning Richard III
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Smashwords book reviews by David Butterworth
- Smashwords Style Guide
on Jan. 18, 2015
This book is great!! Without it, I'd still be looking at my manuscript wondering how the heck do I format it in the way the guide requires? And it's free!! If you're a first timer, it' best to go slow and with patience and not worry too much if your book gets accepted for distribution or not. You can always upload again. It's a bit like passing a driving test.
Having tried some of the methods, I find that the 'find and replace facility' isn't entirely reliable, and it seems impossible not to use the ribbon buttons in the styles format box to centre titles or headings, etc, even though the book screams at you not to. I'm using Word 2003. More helpful information in the way of illustrations would be useful as is provided for Word 2007. Studying the book closely while formatting my manuscript has given me a headache - literally and physically - but it's been an invaluable source in helping me to learn a new skill.