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Get rid of SOME stuff

There are a lot of advantages to having a professional editor. They ‘clean up’ an author’s writing, make structural suggestions and point out holes in stories. As a newbie indie writer, I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I began working with my editor Laura. In the end, I was ecstatic with the results … Continue reading Get rid of SOME stuff

My review of reviews

As an avid reader and long-time user of Goodreads, I’ve rated plenty of novels and occasionally I write a short review. As an author, I’ve listened to other authors’ advice to “ignore the reviews” or “don’t sweat the reviews” (in a similar vein to the digital news advice of “don’t read the comments”). Negative reviews … Continue reading My review of reviews

Let me read you a story …

I'm counting down to the 20 August launch party for Goodbye Newsroom. It's going to be a wonderful celebration, with friends, family, readers and supporters in the room. Over the years I've done a lot of public speaking, but nothing like this. Usually, I am addressing a classroom of students or delivering a speech on … Continue reading Let me read you a story …