Tag Archives: editing

It all Starts With the Beginning.

I had been struggling with the first few lines of my novel for a while.  It’s so important to hit the page with the right tone from the outset, and to draw your readers in, but all I seemed to … Continue reading

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Back Again. Preparing the Query Package

Back again and looking for an agent. Continue reading

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I Thought I’d Cracked It!

I put the final correction to the last page of my novel, sat back, and sighed a breath of relief.  Finished, I thought. All that was left to do was to enter the corrections into the computer, print out the … Continue reading

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Writing.

Writing is speaking perfectly the second time around. Or maybe third, or fourth, or… hang on, I’m on edit six and it’s still looking far from perfect.  But you know what I mean. It’s strange though, that when I hear … Continue reading

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Who the F*$k wrote that sh*t!!

That’s right.  I’m still editing the novel. It is an interesting experience when you read back through a large body of work that you’ve written, and actually, despite the title of this blog (we’ll come to that in a moment) … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs and Roundabouts of Writing.

It’s been too long since my last post, so I thought I’d just write something to keep my blog’s heart pumping.  I’ve been busy, y’see.  Too busy to blog!  And any writing time I do get is going into the … Continue reading

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The Editing Process Begins to Unfold.

So I have started the daunting task of editing my novel – all ninety-thousand words of it.  I was dreading it for a long time, putting it off in favour of a smaller work, or in continuation of the new … Continue reading

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