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

Author Advice

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

Author Advice

🎇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!

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. Structural/Developmental Editor: Will look at the big picture elements of your manuscript: plot, characterisation, point of view, pace, and narrative. Line Editor:… 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