Tag: writing fiction

Is it better to hire an editor who lives locally?

Remember, there are thousands of trained editors out there

Over the years I’ve had a fair number of potential clients preferring to hire an editor who lives locally. Don’t worry, it’s not just me, it happens. This week I’ll look at why this isn’t necessarily a good idea. And why in some cases… Continue Reading “Is it better to hire an editor who lives locally?”

How to win at NaNoWriMo

    What exactly is NaNoWriMo? During November many people have only one thing on their mind – winning NaNoWriMo and ending the month having written a novel. Becoming a fully fledged novelist. The name is short for National Novel Writing Month but it… Continue Reading “How to win at NaNoWriMo”

What I Learned From My Creative Writing Courses

As an editor I’m trained to edit. I can take an author’s book and polish it. I can address the grammar, spelling and flow along with all the other editory type things that us editors do. I can tell an author what’s working and… Continue Reading “What I Learned From My Creative Writing Courses”