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The honest editor and cognitive bias

In a previous life, I facilitated training sessions on managing obstetric emergencies; clinical skills, teamwork, leadership, decision-making and so on. One of the features of effective decision-making is the awareness of cognitive biases and so we discussed the problems that … Continue reading

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Becoming a writer

I believe I have mentioned my bruising editorial review of The White Lady? It took me nearly three weeks to pluck up courage to read the review properly (my initial reading was a watching-from-behind-the-sofa sort of affair in which I … Continue reading

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Silver linings

A reality check – and a timely nudge to be more flexible in my thinking. Continue reading

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Best left unsaid?

A skilful writer can leave much unsaid – because she trusts her reader. Continue reading

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Getting started with beta readers

If a friend offers to read your book, smile sadly and explain at length what an onerous and tedious task this would be. Continue reading

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In praise of … BetaBooks

Joining BetaBooks was a game-changer in my embryonic career; the moment when I came out as a writer and actually let people read my story. Continue reading

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