Category Archives: Editing

Subjectivity: a matter of opinion?

Oops! There’s nothing subjective about the fact that I haven’t posted for a while. What can I say? Sometimes life intervenes. But the subjectivity involved in defining literature as good/worthy has arisen as a hot topic time and again in recent … Continue reading

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Allowing spaciousness

As soft rain falls in curtains from a bright white sky I am cosy and warm in my office cave. Suddenly, I miss my blog, and am compelled to write – despite the vast weight of an enormously challenging editing … Continue reading

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Sometimes it all comes in a rush …

One of the constant challenges for regular bloggers is coming up with something novel (sorry – not a pun) and interesting to blog about. Since my focus generally slides towards one thing or another – editing madly to meet a … Continue reading

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When editing and mentoring merge

There are days when editing challenges my patience, my intellectual capacity, my energy levels and the collection of skills I’ve acquired during my years of experience in the field. These are the days when I realise the manuscript I’m working … Continue reading

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Breathless and breathing

Why have I not blogged for – could it be – almost three weeks? When I love the time I spend here, focused on sharing my editing and writerly worlds and insights with you. I’ve been so immersed in meeting … Continue reading

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Finding that line

Today I’m writing a structural report on the manuscript for a novel. I need to get it finished a) to meet a deadline and b) so that I can begin reading the hard copy manuscript of an epic non-fiction work … Continue reading

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EIP Portsea was thrilling!

And all-consuming before, during and for a little while after. There was no time for blogging … and this post is just a note, really, to offer you a glimpse into the delights and rewards of that week-long intensive retreat. … Continue reading

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Writing our world

Some fiction writers produce extraordinary works from their imaginations, creating fantasy worlds, crime scenes and possible futures that stretch the minds and imaginations of their readers. These are not the genres that fascinate or attract me – but I recognise … Continue reading

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The subliminal impact of style

Appearances aren’t everything – we know that! But when it comes to presenting manuscript, writers can do a lot to get noticed by conforming to publishers’ guidelines. These are based on long-held conventions and I know from many years of … Continue reading

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How exciting!

In the midst of working towards a couple of editing deadlines, I also find myself immersed in yet another rewrite of my first novel, Transit of Angels. It’s as though my authors’ enthusiasm and commitment have inspired me afresh, and … Continue reading

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