Monthly Archives: January 2014

Submitting Manuscripts

I have often hear it said by writers that one of the biggest challenges they face is knowing what to send to an agent or publisher. I have some sympathy being one of those who are looking for representation and … Continue reading

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The pitfalls of common and weak words

Following on from my last 2 posts about editing of a manuscript, I am covering a topic that I have found that I am the chief culprit and offender in. It is common words at the start of sentences and … Continue reading

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The importance of editing using different techniques – Part 2

In the first part of this blog, I set out the ways in which I approached editing and proof reading of my manuscript and why it is important to use a variety of techniques to get the best book possible … Continue reading

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The importance of editing using different techniques – Part 1

Writers are all different. I am a planner and first draft writer. I can get lost in the worlds that I have created and can be “away” doing my thing for hours at a time, day after day and so … Continue reading

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Honing the manuscript

When is enough? and when is too much? These are very difficult questions to answer as a writer. On the one hand the manuscript is your baby. You have invested hundreds or even thousands of hours getting it so far. Yet, … Continue reading

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A humerous look at what is really in a novel

I posted this sometime ago. I thought you book folk would like a chuckle today… The real contents of a novel By Andrew Marsh – Procrastinator-in-Chief Chapter 1 – Inane babble that the author insists has to be in, “it … Continue reading

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