Read time: 3 mins Often writers will ask me variations of the question ‘how many words make a proper book?’ This question suggests the questioner is probably a new writer. They may not have spent long looking at the type of books they are writing or aspire to write. As with many questions about writing, my immediate thought is,Continue reading “How long should my book be?”
Read time: < 1 min Help yourself to anything handy. Style sheet Here is a style sheet to give you an idea of style decisions which it is useful to record in a collaboration. This is especially useful where there are multiple manuscripts which need to have a consistent style. Using this as a basis you can adapt it toContinue reading “Resources for Authors”
Read time: 8 mins Being clear about a few style choices and applying them consistently can make all the difference to writing speech and although it should not be a main priority when a first draft is being set down, it is good to try to standardise in the second and subsequent versions of a manuscript.
Read time: 2 mins I think honesty from the outset about the quality of writing is important. Clients sometimes ask for their manuscript to be edited to be perfect, but quality in writing has a subjective component. There will be improvement but perfection is an elusive aim.
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