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Manuscript, Publication Ready

The #CreatingPerfection Winter Sale is NOW ON! Have your manuscript polished and formatted ready for publication across all digital and paperback platforms for ONLY £250!

I'm delighted to be sharing the details of my Winter Sale with you all today. Have your manuscript Polished and Formatted, as per the details below, ready for publication on all digital and paperback platforms, for ONLY £250. My Back to Basics service is for those authors who may have full confidence in their characters,… Continue reading The #CreatingPerfection Winter Sale is NOW ON! Have your manuscript polished and formatted ready for publication across all digital and paperback platforms for ONLY £250!

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#CoverReveal The Stars Will Shine Again ~ Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time #HelpForHeroes #CharityBook #ShortStories

I'm over the moon to be sharing the cover for The Stars Will Shine Again. This is the second anthology I've complied to raise money for Help for Heroes and it's an honour to be working for this wonderful charity again. The first book, When Stars Will Shine, is on offer now, so pop over… Continue reading #CoverReveal The Stars Will Shine Again ~ Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time #HelpForHeroes #CharityBook #ShortStories

Author Support, Editing Assistance, Query Letter, Special Offer, Submission Package, Synopsis

The dreaded SYNOPSIS…

Nailing the dreaded Synopsis is something that most authors HATE! Waiting for replies from submissions, or getting rejections, is hard going, but it's not always about the actual chapters... Your submission needs to grab their attention immediately. If it doesn't the recipient might not even open the chapters I'll help you perfect your Synopsis, edit… Continue reading The dreaded SYNOPSIS…

Manuscript

SALE! EXTENDED!!! Manuscript Formatting reduced to £150! #ManuscriptFormatting #Sale #AmWriting #AmEditing #WritingCommunity #Authors #WritersLift

EXTENDED! Happy Sunday! I'm all warm and snuggled at home and in a lovely mood making Halloween plans with the bambinos so I thought I'd spread the cheer and have a flash sale! I'm offering my ebook and paperback formatting service for just £150 if booked before Sunday 24 October... That's a whopping £100 saving!… Continue reading SALE! EXTENDED!!! Manuscript Formatting reduced to £150! #ManuscriptFormatting #Sale #AmWriting #AmEditing #WritingCommunity #Authors #WritersLift

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Literature Unlocked: Family Fun Day at Lister Park @BradfordLitFest @Opensourceleeds @boomchikkaboom @DanceStudioLeed @wrongsemble #SummerUnlockedBD #LiteratureUnlocked

If you're in Yorkshire and looking for something fun to do to round off the school holidays, Bradford Literature Festival has just the thing! Lister Park: Saturday 4th September Free entry, join us for our final family fun day! Bradford Literature Festival's final Family Fun Day takes place in Lister Park on Saturday 4th September. With… Continue reading Literature Unlocked: Family Fun Day at Lister Park @BradfordLitFest @Opensourceleeds @boomchikkaboom @DanceStudioLeed @wrongsemble #SummerUnlockedBD #LiteratureUnlocked

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🎇20% OFF SYNOPSIS AND SUBMISSION PACKAGE🎇 #CreatingPerfection Sale is now on! If you’re struggling with your #synopsis #queryletter this could be the answer…

Now that your manuscript is finished, and you've decided not to self-publish, you need to find a publishing contract. This means you'll either be submitting to publishers directly, or looking for an agent to work on your behalf. Either way, the format for approaching both is similar. You'll be asked to provide three things: Cover… Continue reading 🎇20% OFF SYNOPSIS AND SUBMISSION PACKAGE🎇 #CreatingPerfection Sale is now on! If you’re struggling with your #synopsis #queryletter this could be the answer…

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Punctuation

#WritingCommunity Today I’m talking about how to use ellipses and dashes in your writing… #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

In today's article I'm going to look at the use of ellipses […] and dashes [-/–/—] in fiction writing. Ellipses An ellipsis is a glyph made up of three full points … which is used to indicate omitted words, pauses in speech, and unfinished thoughts/sentences. If you type three full points without spaces, most word… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Today I’m talking about how to use ellipses and dashes in your writing… #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Showing NOT Telling

#WritingCommunity Who deserves your word count? Today I’m sharing an old piece I wrote on showing not telling in your manuscript. Happy writing 📑👩🏽‍💻📚

Today I'm talking about showing not telling in your writing. Every scene should push your character or the plot forward, but how do you decide what deserves your word count? I constantly talk with my authors about fleshing out their manuscripts and where to use their words, so I thought I'd share my thoughts on… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Who deserves your word count? Today I’m sharing an old piece I wrote on showing not telling in your manuscript. Happy writing 📑👩🏽‍💻📚

Author Advice, Beta Reader Questionnaire, Beta Reading

#BetaReaders ~ what to look for and how to get the best from them #AuthorAdvice #AmWriting #AmReading #AmEditing #CreatingPerfection

In today’s article I’m going to talk about beta readers. A beta reader is someone who reads your manuscript before it’s sent off for editing. Most likely after you're happy with the structural and developmental edits but before you go for the final copy/line edits and certainly before you start submitting to agents or publishers.… Continue reading #BetaReaders ~ what to look for and how to get the best from them #AuthorAdvice #AmWriting #AmReading #AmEditing #CreatingPerfection

Author Advice, Author Support, Cheat Sheet, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant

Authors… Do you get confused with certain words? Not sure whether it’s an effect or affect? Read on… This post is all about commonly misspelled words, confused definitions, and homophones. I hope it helps!

Happy hump day! Today I'm talking about some of the most common mishaps I find in the majority of manuscripts I am sent. With every manuscript I open, I carry out some basic housekeeping before I start the actual editing. This includes checking for some of the most commonly misspelled words and I have a… Continue reading Authors… Do you get confused with certain words? Not sure whether it’s an effect or affect? Read on… This post is all about commonly misspelled words, confused definitions, and homophones. I hope it helps!