Benjamin Solah added a post by the same name – How Do I Edit? – to his blog earlier in the week. I found it interesting to read about how someone else tackles the editing process and then I started thinking about how I would answer the same question. I admit it isn’t easy to … Read moreHow Do I Edit?
Crying in public is not something I like to do. I feel it’s giving other people power over my life as, inevitably, I must explain why I am crying and that, in turn, suggests I need advice. When that unasked for advice is given, I feel as if I am allowing another person to get … Read moreA Writer and Her Armour
For a long time, I have attempted to get published without the aid of an agent. Why? I’ve always had mixed feeling about them and preferred to go it alone. The positives: They know the industry and the agents presumably know them, so that will get my manuscript(s) on more desks. They know what is … Read moreLooking for an Agent
At the recommendation of someone who is very dear to me, I am currently reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. The person who recommended it couldn’t praise it high enough, so I had to find out if I agree with the praise. I’m almost a third of the way through the story and … Read moreIs it a novel or non-fiction?
Part of the third edit of Mirror Image involves sorting scenes into chapters. When I wrote the first draft I didn’t bother worrying about chapters, which is unusual for me as I usually have a clear idea where each chapter starts and finishes. However, with Mirror Image I have no idea and I’m finding that … Read moreSorting the Scenes into Chapters
The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although it took me longer than usual to read this book, there’s a good reason for it. The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick is a historical romance and the author has used a style of writing that fits with the era of the … Read moreBook Review: The Love Knot
My dearest Barry, It’s been three years. I miss your smile, your laugh, your hugs but I cherish the memories you gave me. Love you always, Mum
Since moving it seems I’ve falling into the cracks and I don’t have much to do with people anymore, especially on the internet; but also in real life. I imagine the people I once had a lot to do with are saying “well, she moved away from the area so what does she expect?” and … Read moreFalling into the Cracks