Category Archives: editing

making changes to a draft to optimise pace, continuity and word choice, whilst respecting plot and style

Question time

Writing your Bestseller by Bernard Cornwell, Historical Novel Society (1997!) I seem to get something new out of this article every time I come across it on Twitter. Today, I focused in on Cornwall’s advice on story-telling: Every good story … Continue reading

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Despair and despondency 

These summer months were supposed to be a time of editing and elaboration, fact-checking and polishing but with every book and blog I read I feel a growing sense of inadequacy and futility. Continue reading

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Touchy-feely

A useful exercise which probably helped tighten up my writing. Continue reading

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Editing for Beginners

I’m editing for plot and pace, continuity and cohesion, balance and beauty. Continue reading

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