The first sweep (or sweeps) have landed your book in a nice spot: It makes sense, it says what you want it to say, and it starts and ends properly. You’ve checked the continuity and all of that in the […]Read more
Month: September 2015
Hampton Court Ghost is Released!
The best in the Paranormology series, Hampton Court Ghost has been released. Thank you to those who pre-ordered your copy, I trust you’ll enjoy the narrator’s next tale. The book is available in digital format from all leading online stores, […]Read more
Grosvenor Lane Ghost is Free!
To celebrate the imminent arrival of Hampton Court Ghost on the 27th of September (only a couple of days now!), Grosvenor Lane Ghost, the first in the Paranormology series has been made free. So what does that mean for you? […]Read more
From the Top… Down
Sweeping through my draft on the first run, I want to make sure that my story says and does what I want it to say and do. If it’s a comedy, it has to be funny. If it’s adventure, the […]Read more
Sweeping Your Manuscript Clean
So you’ve bought yourself your red pen, good, and you’ve printed out your manuscript, even better, and you’re ready to get correcting. This post is about how I go about editing and correcting my work. Now, to give you a […]Read more
First, Buy a Good Red Pen
Back at school, when the teacher took out the red pen, you knew exactly what was coming. Underlines, circles, cross-outs, comments and the occasional tick. All in aid of making your work better. Now that you’re an author, you’re going […]Read more
Uh, I’d prefer it if you didn’t…
“What is this filth?” Nana exclaimed, hurriedly clapping the novel shut lest the foul contents should spill upon the floor. She looked up, “Who’s leaving this lying around? What sort of person gets his jollies writing this tosh?” “Um. That’d […]Read more
Getting to know your Audience
I’ve written quite a few Project Proposals in my time as a software engineer. The goal is clear: to communicate to a technically minded audience the problem space, the proposed solution, the tasks to achieve that solution, an analysis of […]Read more