Tuesday Round-up | 08/01/2018

Tuesday Round-up | 08/01/2018

First of all, happy New Year! We have all made New Year’s resolutions from time to time. This year I have only one: I promise to be better at updating this blog. As part of this, I have decided to do a weekly roundup post of articles and podcasts which I feel...
Is your book edit ready?

Is your book edit ready?

This post offers a selection of my personal favourite titles on self-editing. Many new writers have been caught out in thinking that once they have completed their first draft all they need to do is find an editor to spruce it up with a proofread. This could not be...
Basic novel structure

Basic novel structure

With NaNoWriMo fast approaching, there will be many writers embarking on a new writing project this November. With this in mind, I have put this PDF together to serve as a basic guide for outlining. This has been built from a handwritten version compiled by Nichole...

A few words on being a good client…

A lot is said about how to find the right editor for you but today’s post is about being a good client.  I had not intended for this to be this week’s post but given the circumstances, I thought this needed to be said. Most of us know by now that the...

5 good reasons not to trust your spell checker

Proofreading and copyediting, while not nearly as entertaining as the writing process to some (a lot of us quite enjoy it), is still important. For many authors who don’t outline editing is a chance to iron out plot holes and check character arcs. For others,...