The process of working with an editor

January 11, 2020

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April 14, 2020

"I take great pains with my work, pruning and revising with a tireless hand... I cut [the words] with infinite care, and burnish them until they become brilliants. What many another writer would be content to leave in massive proportions, I polish into a tiny gem....

February 18, 2020

In today’s post, the second of three, I’m sharing four basic writing tips for authors polishing their manuscripts, and especially for those currently preparing their first round entries for the 2020 Strelitzia contest.

1. Correct Dialogue Punctuation

I’ve seen an increas...

February 3, 2019

What is Showing vs Telling, why is Showing important, and how can we spot Telling in our own writing?

January 4, 2019

My list of 30 tips for copy editing your own work

December 21, 2018

Facing post-Nano edits can be daunting, so here are a few tips to help you face this monumental task to whip your manuscript into shape.

September 15, 2018

“Description begins in the writer's imagination, but should finish in the reader's.” – Stephen King. But how do you get that balance right?

July 6, 2018

This is the third and final post in my series of tips on how to write lean and mean, and how to reduce the word counts in our novels.

June 29, 2018

Lean writing is an art form, one that takes practice to achieve. It is writing that doesn't draw attention to itself, but flows easily, enabling the reader to get drawn into the story without distractions. So how do we reduce the fat in our novels? Here are my next...

June 22, 2018

Lean writing is an art form, one that takes skill and practice to achieve. Lean writing is the kind of writing that doesn’t draw attention to itself, yet fills the reader with an unconscious awareness that they are in the hands of a skilled story teller.

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