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

Writing and editing non-fiction manuscripts

The Manuscript Agency was recently invited to write the below article as a guest blog on editing non-fiction for ebookedit, an organisation established to help authors turn their manuscripts into finished books. Writing and editing non-fiction manuscripts has more in common with fiction than you may realise. Regardless of the … Read More

More on… Manuscript Appraisals

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 takes good prose, a well-crafted plot, good pace, … Read More

Word count by genre: How long should my book really be?

Publishers and agents are typically inundated with manuscript submissions from authors seeking publication. And as a result, ‘the authorities’ (as I shall hereby refer to them as) are looking for reasons to reject your book. The standouts are standouts, and speak for themselves. But for every standout manuscript there are … Read More