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!

Cheat Sheet, 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!

Author Advice

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft… What does that mean for you as an author? #WritingCommunity

If you are running a Windows 7 PC or laptop, you will be aware that this platform is not longer supported by Microsoft. Here's the official quote from their website: 'Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period… Continue reading Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft… What does that mean for you as an author? #WritingCommunity

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