The process of working with an editor

January 11, 2020

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May 4, 2019

Today's post will give you a few ideas on how to get started on the search for the perfect critique partner and critique group.

March 15, 2019

In this penultimate post in the Publishing Terminology series, we're looking at publishing terms that start with the letters V and W.

August 3, 2018

So when should you consider breaking the 'no prologue' rule? Here's a handy checklist of when you might consider including a prologue in your book.

September 30, 2017

In last week's post on writing for 21st century readers I discussed issues affecting all genres. This week I'm looking at an issue specific to Romance: Consent.

September 22, 2017

Do not write in the style of another writer, no matter how great they are (or were). The world has changed dramatically in the last two decades, and I'm not even talking about the use of cell phones and the internet. Our culture has changed, our values and prioriti...

September 1, 2017

You'd be excused for thinking I'm a b!tch to diss my competition with a post like this - but far from it! Firstly, I don't see other coaches as the competition, and secondly, I'd be the first to admit I'm not equal to many of the writing coaches out...

July 21, 2017

As important as the rest of your book is, if you haven't managed to hook the editor / agent / reader in those first few pages, all the rest will be wasted effort.

July 7, 2017

Having a clear idea of what your characters' conflicts are and how they're going to overcome them is the basis of your character arcs. In resolving their internal conflicts, your characters learn and grow. This gives them depth, makes them real people as oppose...

May 26, 2017

Last week I gave you the reasons WHY you should start thinking about establishing your presence online, even if you haven't yet finished writing your first draft. This week, I'm going to look at the very first baby steps you should take.

May 19, 2017

As an aspiring author you might be thinking "it's too soon to think about marketing myself. I just want to sell my book!" If that's you, read on for WHY an online presence is just as crucial as writing a good book.

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