Scammers Break The Kindle Store

Based on the weight of this article and other sources, I have cancelled my KU subscription and will not reinstate it until Amazon do something about these click farms. Source: Scammers Break The Kindle Store

11 Stages of Editing and Publishing

1. First draft. This is your raw manuscript complete with typos, grammar issues. I'm assuming here that you have already outlined by this point. If you haven't don't worry… yet. Suffice to say, this is not the version you want to send out to anybody especially not editors. Trust me, they will not thank you … Continue reading 11 Stages of Editing and Publishing

Starstruck | S. E. Anderson

I was privileged to be on the editing team for this. It was a joy to work on and can assure you a highly entertaining read.

5 good reasons not to trust your spell checker

Proofreading is more than a manual spell-check. This is the last stage of editing prior to publication. It's vital not to leave this stage to chance. It allows you to look for colour variations, layout issues, spacing, typeface consistency, missing items, tense and tone errors, content errors, inconsistent capitalisation, that page numbers are correct, and other formatting problems.

Ethical practices

A good editor, treated well could last your entire writing career. Treat them badly and you could end up with a long list of people who simply will not work with you.

SfEP Membership Confirmed!

Yesterday my application to join the Society for Editors and Proofreaders was accepted...

An opportunity not to be missed!

The details can be found on Harry's website. The weekend will stretch from the 25th to the 26th May 2017. Booking will only remain open until the end of February so do hurry.

Apologies to readers; I promise I have not forgotten you.

Writing should not be a chore we have to force yourself to do no matter what. If it is, then you are doing it wrong.

Outlining the obvious.

"Using the outline to figure out the technicalities of your plot gives you the freedom to deeply explore your characters, settings and themes in intimate detail in your first draft." - K. Weiland | Outlining your Novel: Map your Way to Success - By using brief bullet lists to sketch out the order in which … Continue reading Outlining the obvious.