Getting to the end of your first draft is a momentous achievement – definitely one that deserves celebration. But don’t make the mistake of thinking…
Do you feel you need to account for every moment and movement in a scene? I’ve found a lot of new writers do. But look at this extract from Emily Bitto’s beautiful novel ‘The Strays’.
I’ve just finished reading a book in which about 90% of the story was from the point of view of the central character, Jo, (limited…
spell check is a handy but fickle friend – useful but not to be totally relied upon, especially if the settings are not quite right.
Every book has a different journey from idea to shelf, but I’m sure there are some commonalities. I wonder if some of this resonates with you?
I recently published a post with an embarrassing error: who’s instead of whose. How did I let this happen and how can I help you avoid doing the same?
Woo hoo! You did it! The first thing to do is feel super smug and a wee bit proud (or should that be the other…
I have to be aware of my tastes and make sure I don’t impose them on the writers I work with.
As an editor, I see dangling modifiers everywhere.
If you don’t know what that means, let’s break it down so you can get maximum word-nerd cred.