Author Advice Blog

Author Advice, Beta Reading

Today I’m sharing my top tips and advice for finding the right editor for you and your manuscript. Make sure you know what you need and what they can offer #CreatingPerfection #WritingCommunity

In today’s article, I’m going to talk about the different levels of editing available and how an author should decide which they need. First, let’s look at the different levels of editing available. There’s a detailed breakdown here but here’s an overview: Structural/Developmental Editor: Will look at the big picture elements of your manuscript: plot,… Continue reading Today I’m sharing my top tips and advice for finding the right editor for you and your manuscript. Make sure you know what you need and what they can offer #CreatingPerfection #WritingCommunity

Author Advice, Book Reviews

Today I’m reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones @WendyHJones @LoveBooksGroup #WritingCommunity #AmEditing #AmWriting

I have something a little different for you today, folks. I'm reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones. Jones is an award-winning author with two crime series under her belt, along with several author advice books. Motivation Matters is her latest offering for her fellow authors. Here's the blurb ...  Has your motivation to write… Continue reading Today I’m reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones @WendyHJones @LoveBooksGroup #WritingCommunity #AmEditing #AmWriting

Book Reviews

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Lucy V Hay’s #HowNotToWriteFemaleCharacters @LucyVHayAuthor @Bang2write @gilbster1000 @rararesources

I have something a little different for you all today, a review of Lucy V Hay's How not to Write Female Characters. Lucy is not only an amazing author – here are my reviews of her psychological thrillers Do No Harm and The Other Twin – she also writes wonderful writing advice books and runs… Continue reading Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Lucy V Hay’s #HowNotToWriteFemaleCharacters @LucyVHayAuthor @Bang2write @gilbster1000 @rararesources

Author Advice, Case Study, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity #SelfPublished author Emma Miles joins me to share her publishing journey today … @emmamilesShadow #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting #fantasy

I am over the moon to welcome one of my favourite people in the publishing world to Creating Perfection to share her writing journey. Who are you and when did your journey begin? I'm Emma and I've been writing since I learned to hold a pen! I wrote a lot of poetry as a very… Continue reading #WritingCommunity #SelfPublished author Emma Miles joins me to share her publishing journey today … @emmamilesShadow #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting #fantasy

Publication Ready, Special Offer

Authors … I have a new service! Come and take a look #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #AmEditing #CreatingPerfection

I'm delighted to announce my new service: Get Competition Ready If you’re looking to enter your short story into a writing competition, this is the service for you. I will edit your manuscript following my Big Difference service, feedback on the plot and characters, and format it as per the needs of the competition host.… Continue reading Authors … I have a new service! Come and take a look #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #AmEditing #CreatingPerfection

Case Study, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Beth Duke joins me today to share her self-publishing journey #CreatingPerfection #AmWriting #AmEditing @bethidee

I am delighted to welcome Beth Duke to Creating Perfection today to share her self-publishing journey. Hello, Beth, please tell us a little about you and when your journey began? I’m Beth Duke, and I’ve been a dedicated reader pretty much since I opened my eyes. I’ve always loved words, and specifically, putting ideas and… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Beth Duke joins me today to share her self-publishing journey #CreatingPerfection #AmWriting #AmEditing @bethidee

Author Advice, Author Rant, Author Support, Dark Side of Publishing

The truth behind the glitter … a look at the dark side of the publishing world #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #AmEditing

As an editor and book blogger, I spend all my time talking to authors. One thing that's shocked me recently is the number of conversations I've had about the dark side of the publishing world. Not just the stuff in the public eye, but what goes on for the authors on a personal level. The… Continue reading The truth behind the glitter … a look at the dark side of the publishing world #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #AmEditing

Author Advice, Case Study, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Andrew Barrett joins me today to share why he thinks #writing is easy … or not @AndrewBarrettUK #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection #IndiePub

Andrew Barrett was one of the first authors to share his writing journey with us (you can read that here) and I'm delighted to welcome him back today to share another piece about his writing journey today. Being a Writer is Easy… Back in the fifties, long before I was born (no, much longer than… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Andrew Barrett joins me today to share why he thinks #writing is easy … or not @AndrewBarrettUK #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection #IndiePub

Author Advice, Manuscript, Publication, Publication Ready, Special Offer

Special Offer! Have your manuscript polished and formatted ready for e-book and paperback publication for just £150 ~ ends 30 April #CreatingPerfection

There’s just under a week left to take advantage of my special offer. Book my Back to Basics Proofread and E-book Formatting services together for just £150.00 saving a whopping £50! You can book and pay for this offer now and redeem it at a future date. Offer ends 30 April 2019.

Author Advice, Case Study, Publication, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Author Sarah O’Neill joins me today to share her self-publishing journey @soneillauthor #AmWriting #AmEditing

Thank you so much for joining me, Sarah. Can you introduce yourself and tell us when your journey began? My name is Sarah O'Neill and my journey began almost ten years ago when I studied Creative Writing in college and it became more than just a hobby, it was something that I wanted to make… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Author Sarah O’Neill joins me today to share her self-publishing journey @soneillauthor #AmWriting #AmEditing