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JUNE – WHAT HAPPENED?

last month I received the proof copy of my novel and spent much longer than I thought I would editing it …again! For some reason, in my MSS, Whinnie the pooh has the appropriate spacing but when my book arrived, Whinniethe was sans spacing! (I would like to point out at this time, my novel […]

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POST CRITIQUE – A Better Ending

I have finally finished the re-write of my first novel – Wandering on the Treadmill . Spending money to have it professionally critiqued was worth every penny. I began writing my first book about five years ago on a net book on my dressing table. My critique informed me of all the things I did […]

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Writing Lessons – The Final Edit

At last I have just finished the final edit of my novel – Wandering on the Treadmill. So what have I learnt? 1. I still enjoyed the story- even for the 6th time! 2. Insert tab to 0.5cm for indenting each new line of speech. 3. Getting someone else to check the flow of the […]

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Writing Lesson No8

  Sending out a book proposal. covering letter and synopsis. I had worked for weeks on the perfect synopsis and covering letter and wanted to get it just right.  I decided to have a quick look at previous articles  I had pulled from Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and check the Writers’ Bureau website for […]

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Writing Lesson No7

I have been spending every spare minute over the last few weeks, editing my novel. 1st time – to check for continuity in the storyline. 2nd time – to check for cliches and unnecessary words etc. 3rd time – to read it out loud. This shows up any sentences or words that simply ‘don’t work’. It has […]

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