Manuscript – Adventurous Spirit Author – Heather Hawkins Publisher – Murdoch Books Editor – The Manuscript Agency’s Michele Perry In 2007, at the age of 41, with two teenagers and a contentedly unadventurous life Heather Hawkins made a doctor's appointment. Swiftly thereafter she … [Read more...] about Editing Part 2 – Editing ‘Adventurous Spirit’ (by Heather Hawkins)
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, … [Read more...] about Editing Part 1 – What is editing?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR... Let's start with hearing more about you... Well, I wanted to write fiction from the time I was a teenager. I remember my friend and I talking about what we’d do after we left school, and I told her I wanted to be a writer. I began my professional … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Kath Engebretson
The Manuscript Agency was recently invited to post a guest blog for Self-Publishers' Showcase, a wonderful resource of information and support for authors choosing to self-publish. Finding the path to writing a ‘publishable’ piece of fiction is a balancing act: it … [Read more...] about More on… Manuscript Appraisals