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
Whether you seek out traditional publishing or choose to self-publishing there is much to learn—this includes creating your own ebook. Keith Stevenson, a partner in ebookedit (with well-known industry editor Nicola O'Shea), author of science-fiction thriller 'Horizon' … [Read more...] about Creating your own ebook
Your road to becoming a published author will be filled with moments of pure excitement, but you’ll also experience moments of utter desperation. The best way to prepare for these ups and downs is to acknowledge the problems and find ways to avoid the most common … [Read more...] about Top 5 Mistakes Novice Authors Make
As a friend and appraiser for The Manuscript Agency, we managed to coerce author Cheryl Sawyer to sit down and have a chat with us about her latest book Murder at Cirey. As with all our author interviews, we wanted to know a little bit more about what drove her as a writer and … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Cheryl Sawyer
Writing great dialogue doesn’t seem like it would be difficult, but it is actually one of the biggest hurdles that writers face. Done well, dialogue advances the story and fleshes out the characters while providing a break from straight exposition. The key? Good dialogue is not … [Read more...] about Want to write great dialogue?