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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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Books & Writing: Summer News

Posted by @Publishing_talk on July 19, 2014 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer is the perfect time for relaxing outdoors with a good book and an ice-cold beverage. We've given it some thought and concluded that there are, in fact, pros and cons to this...




PROS

 

Good for you. A brain massage that's pleasurable and makes you smarter.

  • Switch off. A really good book is pure esca...
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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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