One of the things I have been giving a lot of thought to as I approach the editing stage of my book is do I leave the swearing in. There isn’t a lot of swearing in it, just one character swears he uses the f word a few times, it is fitting with his personality […]Read more "Too much swearing"
Now before I launch into my tirade, please don’t be offended I’m not taking a pop at anyone who has done this. People who have are perfectly entitled too and no one forces any one to contribute this is just my personal opinion on it. Publishing a book is a commercial exercise most do it […]Read more "Crowdfunding a book"
I know it’s not real, as the clue is in the name, but there should be an element of realism in a book. I’m mainly talking about how the characters talk, respond to events and relate to each other. Here is the main list of things that annoy me that I’ve tried to either avoid […]Read more "Making fiction believable"
Some days I just don’t get it. I’ve been reading a book, I’m about three quarters of the way through. This one is a traditional published book, which makes a change for me as I have been reading a lot of self-published ones. It has a similar start to my book, boy finds he has […]Read more "Is it me?"
Yes, I know every one writes about this but his time it’s going to be good I promise! The writing group I recently joined put on a self-publishing seminar. It had two self-published authors in the morning then a panel with three members of the group in the afternoon. The morning speakers both had interesting […]Read more "Yet another post about self-publishing"
I have just finished my first job as an editor, a few days ahead of schedule I might add! I have been working on the now released Soul Siphon by James Harrington, a book I can recommend, but then I would say that. I thought it might be interesting to share what the editing process […]Read more "My first go at editing another authors book"
In this results driven world we are supposed to have them. In work I have, I think it’s now called performance management, but it changes its name quite regularly. I did write a bit about work goals but decided sometimes it’s best to stay quiet! We are supposed to have personal ones as well, I’m […]Read more "Setting Myself Goals"