Write The Fight Right by Alan Baxter My rating: 5 of 5 stars There’s a lot to be said about the common writing tip, ‘write what you know’, and Write the Fight Right by Alan Baxter is testament to that. Alan is a writer, but his passion for the martial arts truly comes through in … Read moreeBook Review: Write the Fight Right
As an editor it is part of your job to watch out for things like offensive language and discriminatory wording — but only when it is out of context. Most of the time, the author does not intend harm or it may be a case of misinterpretation, but the editor must be objective and consider … Read moreEditing Course: Be Aware of What You Edit
The following notes are extracts from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) website. Copyright Agency Limited Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: 02 9394 7600 Fax: 02 9394 7601 Email: email@example.com Website: www.copyright.com.au What are moral rights? Moral rights are provided to the creator of works under copyright laws to protect their reputation … Read moreEditing Course: Moral Rights and Plagiarism
Most people recognise the copyright symbol, but everyone in the publishing industry needs to know what might cause a copyright issue. © This is the worldwide symbol that signals a work is owned by someone and no one else has the right to use it. Sounds simple, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. … Read moreEditing Course: What is Copyright?
Before I get started with the course notes, I have to say that this unit is proving to be extremely difficult. Today, I spent two hours attempting to answer vocabulary questions that left me feeling … well, ‘stupid’ is the word that comes to mind. My score left little to be desired and an ‘oh … Read moreWriting Course: Fact to Fiction
When Cat’s Eyes was published in December 2010, there was an indication at the back of the book that Cat’s Paw would be published three months later – in March 2011. It’s obvious that hasn’t happened. Why, you may be asking. The printer used for Cat’s Eyes used to be quite good. The first time … Read morePublishing Update
You might want to read Part 1 first. Setting A setting doesn’t need to specify a country, it can be confined to a town, house, room, car, park, tunnel or anywhere else. The setting needs to be there but doesn’t need to take on a role. However, some authors manage to make the setting as … Read moreWriting Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 2)
The elements of short story include: characterisation dialogue point of view setting structure narrative style Creating Believable Characters Most mainstream short stories are ‘character driven’ rather than ‘plot driven’. For this reason, it is important for fiction writers to develop their characterisation skills. The best place to start is by reading short stories written … Read moreWriting Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 1)