Tag Archives: proof readings

The POV edit.

As writers we are always finding things to tinker with in our work before sending it off. But, as I have found to my own cost it is not the number of times a piece is read, it is what … Continue reading

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How to “unstick” your novel.

We have all been there, the initial rush of enthusiastic typing, the deluge of action and ideas has slowed down and every keystroke is now a painstaking test of character. You have reached the doldrums, your novel is stuck in … Continue reading

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Fendrel needs you! Beta readers.

Fendrel’s Tale volumes 1 and 2 are now ready for their final round of beta reading before they go off to the copy editor. Please drop me a reply with your contact details if you want to be a beta … 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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