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Submissions, why it is important to do your research.

All writers get to the stage where they think their work is “ready” for publication. For those of us who would love to get a publisher (or agent) to take us on, there are a few things that are essential … Continue reading

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Managing serial fiction – the nuts and bolts

I am now writing my fifth book of a young adult series concerning the eponymous hero Jack Janson. At the beginning in book 1, Jack is a few days short of his twelfth birthday and now, in book 5 he … Continue reading

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Dealing with contractions, when word counts matter

I am sure that like many other writers we are given much the same guidance as others¬†and one of the pieces of guidance is to cut cut cut and make your writing as sharp as you can, make every word … Continue reading

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First draft continuity errors, don’t panic – fix

I was reading through the first draft of a piece of work that has been sitting in a drawer maturing for a while when I came across a right howler of a continuity error. I mean a Biggie! It was … Continue reading

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The other essential writing tools

All writers know that there are some basic necessities that one needs in order to be able to write properly.¬† These are amongst others, a clear and tidy space to work, a notebook for all the book ideas and status/management … Continue reading

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My first review

It always excites me when I see a review that gives me a lift and makes all of that hard work worth while. My self help book for writers, The Handbook Of TOP TIPS To Manage Your Writing is out … Continue reading

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Missing the obvious, a writers’ nightmare

Proof readings is one of those things that writers have to do but sometimes fall into the biggest elephant trap of them all – familiarity. The writer is familiar with the book, they wrote it, so they are familiar with … Continue reading

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