Normal work continues

Friday disappeared into the ether and I think I may have faffed a little. I know I did some reading for the non-fiction book as well as some regular research reading (or what other people call "reading novels"). I think I was feeling a tad burned out. So it was nice to have a bit … Continue reading Normal work continues

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52 books in 52 weeks: The Literary Agent’s Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 18. The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal by Andy Ross does exactly what it says on the cover. An American book, written by an American literary agent for the American market means that … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: The Literary Agent’s Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Disgraceful!

My work output just lately has been absolutely atrocious. I just this second updated my word-count spreadsheet for July, and I had to spend some time first putting in a series of zeroes for June! I've not written a word since 22 June. This is disgraceful! Especially when I have so many ongoing and new projects … Continue reading Disgraceful!

Update

Once again I have been very busy and I've neglected both of my blogs. I'm waaaay behind on my 52 books in 52 weeks, but I *am* still reading them, I *am*still digesting them. And there's another finished one I'm about ready to review too. I'm trying to get a bit of cash in, though. … Continue reading Update

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing for Magazines – the essential guide

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 10. Writing for Magazines - the essential guide by Diana Cambridge is, I feel, punching above its weight calling itself an essential guide. Granted, there's some useful information, but - in my opinion - there are better guides out … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing for Magazines – the essential guide

Update

March has been a bit busy ... apologies for going AWOL. Nothing has been wrong, all is well. I've just been really, really busy. The month began with the tail end of an editing job finally delivered on 7 March.  It was followed almost immediately with two new editing jobs from lovely-already-boss, and a proofreading … Continue reading Update

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Fight Scenes – Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 9. Writing Fight Scenes: Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors by Rayne Hall is the first in a series on writers' craft* from the same author. It can also be found in the book bundle power pack 1. First, one of … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Fight Scenes – Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Your First Novel – a 60-minute masterclass

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 8. Writing Your First Novel - a 60-minute masterclass by Shelley Weiner bills itself as the first book in the series, but I'm sure I've read and reviewed earlier ones, including one I thought was, in fact, the first … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Your First Novel – a 60-minute masterclass