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.

Updated Terms and Conditions of Service


I have slightly changed my Terms and conditions of service. These can be found on my website, but I have included the here for your reference.

Dangers of dithering


We know when something comes out flat. It feels trite or contrived as if it could really be done away with. Being vague has the same effect. If that information is important then the 'seemed to', estimations, and approximations need to go. Your author voice will come through the stronger for it.

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 40: Unnecessary Scenes| Kim Weiland


The advice in this post is just so marvellous I have just purchased her book on story structure and the accompanying workbook.  Ms Weiland offers succinct advice not only on what to avoid, as well as why to avoid it and what it does to your narrative.  I honestly could not have put it better. Rather … Continue reading Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 40: Unnecessary Scenes| Kim Weiland

More about choosing an editor.


Choosing an editor is not easy. The good ones have fees that could choke a horse. However, they are GOOD editors, so the fees they charge are worth it. If you can afford those fees. Unfortunately, many Indie authors just can't break out that kind of cash. Enter the rip off artists. They come in … Continue reading More about choosing an editor.

Why are editors needed?


Editing isn’t cheap. Contrary to popular myth we don’t do it for love. We do it to try and earn a crust. It’s also very time-consuming. A full substantive and copy edit of a novel cannot be done in a few days, it takes time and energy on the part of the editor...

Look what came in the post this morning!


While looking after my three delightful [read as you deem most appropriate] children. I have been studying with the Open University. Today I got my certificate.

Courses (Part 2)


Harry DeWulf Has very generously given me a voucher to take his Read Worthy Fiction Course (and inadvertently enabled my addiction to self-study).

What makes a good editor?


Introduction I should distinguish first, the differences between the roles of the editor and copy editor.  It might seem at first, particularly to new writers, that the two roles are one and the same, but they vary definitively. There is no strict definition of who does what, which can lead to confusion over what to … Continue reading What makes a good editor?