Tag Archives: editing

How To Be An Expert Typo Hunter ~ K. M. Allan

Reblogged from K. M. Allan: You’ve got to be a lot of things when you’re a writer. Not only do you need to craft characters and worlds from nothing, bring together a cohesive story, and take hundreds of random words … Continue reading

Posted in reblog | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Converting from MS Word to Mobi Using Kindle Create ~ Harmony Kent

Reblogged from Story Empire: Hello SErs! Harmony here. Do you struggle to convert your manuscript into a Kindle file? Are you spending lots of money on conversion? Then read on. As some of you will know already, Kindle have brought … Continue reading

Posted in reblog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Living in edit mode

There are piles of books on the table as usual… some of them with my name on the cover, which still feels rather odd.  The running joke in the family is that they look like ‘proper books’. Which, of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Life, symbolism, writing | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

A new venture – Don Massenzio

Reblogged from Don Massenzio. Don launches his new site with services for authors: https://dsmpublications.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/cropped-cropped-logo1.jpg ” data-medium-file=”https://dsmpublications.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/cropped-cropped-logo1.jpg?w=300″ data-large-file=”https://dsmpublications.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/cropped-cropped-logo1.jpg?w=321″ width=”321″ height=”321″> I launched my author blog about three years ago and have watched it grow beyond anything I’d hoped. I’ve met many … Continue reading

Posted in reblog | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Spring cleaning the bookshelf…

Quite where any adventure really begins is a matter for debate. When you are writing a story, it begins with that ‘once upon a time’ moment and the first words on the page. In ‘real life’, you can trace it … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Books, Don and Wen, Photography, Stuart France and Sue Vincent, symbolism, writing | Tagged , , , | 37 Comments

Editing tools to help read your manuscript – Read Aloud

  Many of us aren’t aware of the many options that Word offers to help with our writing. Although I don’t profess to know what all the functionalities are on the Word ribbon, I was happy to learn about the … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

Guest author: Suzanne Rogerson – 5 ways spreadsheets can help writers plan and edit their novels

I’ve always loved using excel spreadsheets, which probably goes back to my office job days (yawn!). But it was only as I recently plotted and planned the second book in my Silent Sea Chronicles, that I wondered if other writers … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Books, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

The writer’s rollercoaster

I recently came into contact with a writer. Nothing unusual about that around here, but this wasn’t through blogging or any of the usual channels. We talked for a while, establishing that there were a whole load of coincidences leading … Continue reading

Posted in Books, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 95 Comments

16 Reasons to Read your Words Aloud. | Myths of the Mirror

Reblogged from D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror pixabay free image – ClkerFreeVectorImages Most writers have learned the importance of reading their words aloud. It’s advice I heeded early on and am happy to pass along. Writing works … Continue reading

Posted in Books, writing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Culinary torture…

Whoever invented the slow-cooker was a sadist. For the past six hours the house has been steadily filling with the deliciously savoury aroma of a rich beef and winter vegetable stew. A miniature volcano of homely comfort bubbling away in … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs, food, Humour | Tagged , , , , | 68 Comments