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Hiring an editor can sometimes seem to be a bit of a minefield, full of do’s and don’ts. It’s super important to have a proper editor look over your work, so I’ve thrown open my blog to the brilliant Sarah Fox to give you 8 crucial things to consider when you think about hiring an […]
I’m a big fan of self-education for writers. And the internet is stuffed with advice for writers – often from those with courses to sell. But how do you know what is good advice? What can you safely ignore? Having read her latest book, Indie With Ease (read the review here), I invited Pauline Wiles to talk […]
You pretty much can’t avoid NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every November. And with just three days left of October, it’s time to decide if you’re in or out. Whether you’re an author yourself, or just someone who knows one, you see that acronym pretty much everywhere soon. If you haven’t, the general point of NaNoWriMo is […]
Awful first drafts probably make up the bulk of the tweets I see about writing. If you’re reading this, then many of your contacts are probably writers. They’ve been through this too. Hell, maybe you’ve been through it! Maybe you’ve written something and thought “this is abysmal, who will want to read it?” And I […]
It’s often easy for writers to get stuck in the mindset of only ever learning from other authors. Whether it’s the interminable round of online courses, reading blogs, or listening to podcasts, writers educate themselves by following other writers. Often, it’s absolutely the best way forward. But writers can learn from a much wider range […]