This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews. Giving and receiving feedback is an important part of...Read More
First off, we need to establish whether you mean ready for an editor/beta readers, or ready for self-publication/submitting to agents.
They’re VERY different things.
Having published two books, sent a third off to beta readers (more on that soon), and studied Creative Writing, I’ve had to get good at knowing when my work is ready to share with people.
Sometimes it’s a case of the book is ready, but you’re not.
In that situation, you need two things: moral support and tough love.Read More
This is a guest post by Cathy Bryant. There are hundreds of writing competitions held every year, often with tempting prizes, yet many writers don’t enter. There might be good reasons for this in some cases, but I’ve...Read More
2016 has been one hell of a year. The Western political landscape is more up in the air than it has been in most our lifetimes. Neither the UK nor the US know what their futures hold, and the repercussions of recent events will...Read More
I have a confession to make. I did a really, really shit job of copy editing and proofreading What Happens in New York. I don’t get embarrassed about much in life, but my terrible job of proofreading and copy editing is #1 on...Read More
I hate proofreading. It bores me senseless. But it’s a necessary evil. It’s one of the big differences between something looking professional, or looking amateurish. Proofreading is different to editing in that...Read More
The feedback you give another person can have a huge impact on not only their piece of work, but also on them. No pressure. Giving feedback isn’t easy, though. If you want to truly help the person you’re giving...Read More
I’ve had to write copy and blog posts on everything from the Rana Plaza collapse, to healthy eating, to bathing machines. I didn’t know anything about any of these things before I got started. But there was a job to...Read More
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