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Icebergs Groan When They Die

Posted by @Publishing_talk on May 17, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (2)


We invited prizewinning writer, Joanna Campbell to tell us about research in fiction, with reference to Hemingway's Iceberg Theory and how it applied to her new book, Tying Down The ...

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Believable Book Characters

Posted by @Publishing_talk on March 29, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

One subject we're not taught at school is emotional intelligence. Strange really. We are, after all, the sum of our thoughts and emotions. We are what we think we are and to a large extent we're also driven by our feelings. We just don't really talk about them much. They're personal, right? A bit taboo even. We humans are more alike than we sometimes care to admit. We laugh when we're happy or amused, sometimes even when we're nervous. We cry when we're wounded or upset, even joyful. We ...

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Why We Love Editing

Posted by @Publishing_talk on March 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

No matter how good a writer you are, you'll still need a good editor. We require that would-be authors submit clean, well edited manuscripts. The reason for this is we don't really like scruffy, unloved work because it doesn't show off its envisaged potential. To help you out, here are a few basic do's and don'ts to consider when it comes to the editing process.

 

DON'T

Never rely on a spell checker to do your editing for you. The fact is, if you want a ti...

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5 Secrets to Nailing Your Manuscript

Posted by @Publishing_talk on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

So, you've found your plot, planned your story and settled upon your characters and their details. Now it's time to write. Isn't it? Last week we looked at where it all begins (read more here). Following on from this, here are five key tips to help you successfully start and finish your manuscript.


1. Give Yourself Permission to Brain Dump

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