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…
Same sex marriage survey and the semicolon
I needed the subtle power of the semicolon to show the relationship of these two observations. This is when a semicolon is at the height of its powers
Two-minute tip: check your spell check settings
spell check is a handy but fickle friend – useful but not to be totally relied upon, especially if the settings are not quite right.
Journey of a self-published book
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?
This week I’m in love with … this passage about memory by Hannah Kent
No wonder this book won so many hearts as well as awards. What an astonishing debut novel.
Self-editing tip # 1 – give yourself a brief
The first thing to decide is the purpose of the edit.
Two hot tips for picking up typos in your own work
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?
You’ve written your first draft. Now what?
Woo hoo! You did it! You’ve written your first draft. So what’s next? The first thing to do is feel super smug and a wee…
Editors are not arbiters of taste
I have to be aware of my tastes and make sure I don’t impose them on the writers I work with.