Editing Part 1 – What is editing?

Editing is a job that is mostly misrepresented and overwhelmingly misunderstood. Behind most great works of literature is a dedicated editor. As an editor one of the most frustrating misconceptions about our role is that we simply fix spelling and punctuation errors. In fact, that is the most inconsequential part … Read More

Writing a Cover Letter

When I wrote my article on Writing a Synopsis, I mentioned that it was one of the most challenging tasks for authors. The cover letter (otherwise known as a Query Letter), by comparison, should actually be pretty simple. The main aim of your cover letter is to give the agent/publisher … Read More

#ConfusedWords: ANY MORE vs ANYMORE

Well, like everything with the English language, everyone has a different opinion on this… and as it is an ever-evolving language often all the thoughts are valid. Here are the schools of thought on this particular ‘debate’: Why are we talking about this? ‘Anymore’ is simply a misspelling of ‘any … Read More

Author Interview – Jim Marwood

ABOUT THE AUTHOR… Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’? I’m still unsure about the growing up bit, but I qualified in medicine in England, then emigrated as a ‘Ten Pound Pom’. I worked in tropical Queensland at a … Read More