Read time: 2 mins Writers who have asked for a quote for an editing service have often on reading the fee responded with either endless silence or disappointment that the cost will be more than they had imagined it would be. I get that professional editing does cost and is likely to be one of the more expensive elementsContinue reading “Why Does Editing Cost so Much?”
Read time: 2 mins Beyond the very first draft of a manuscript (where a writer is getting down the ideas in as flowing a manner as possible) there are certain words which are almost always be better substituted out. When these are swapped for a more precise, descriptive and interesting terms the writing quality improves. Here I point outContinue reading “Words Editing Is Very Likely to Cut”
Read time: 4 mins Writers place characters in stories to have an impression on their readers. “As I don’t write characters that leave no impression on me.” – Lauren DeStefano Creating characters When creating main characters in your writing they need to be make an impact on the reader and should be believable and engaging. Main characters are moreContinue reading “How to Write a Great Character”
Read time: 4 mins The CIEP 2021 online conference is not long over, after a year of planning by the conference team, led by Beth Hamer they pulled off a fantastic event. I attended the SfEP conference in 2017 in person when the event was held in Bedfordshire, at Wyboston Lakes and remember that as an excellent conference. ManyContinue reading “CIEP Conference 2021”
Read time: 3 mins Mmm, I wonder how those started and who had the inspiration to run the first accountability group – no, stop! I must not allow myself to drop into my preferred research mode and out of the sleeves-rolled-up-action state. So still I could not tell you who ran the first one but I did it –Continue reading “Accountability Group”
Read time: 2 mins Once your first draft is done, and you have taken a well-earned break, the manuscript will need some more work. You may make further drafts and do some self-editing. Then could be when you feel it is ready for someone else to read. If your presentation lacks uniformity you should consider resolving this before anyoneContinue reading “How to Present Your Book Manuscript to Another Reader”
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