More excellent advice from my friend Jullia
All very good points to bear in mind from a top-notch professional
You’re an author, and you’ve finished editing your book. You now want to find someone to proofread it for you – smart move! If you’re submitting to an agent/publisher, you want to give your manuscript every possible advantage. If you’re self-publishing, the last thing you want is reviews saying ‘good story, but it could do with proper proofreading’.
But how to find the right proofreader? There are so many out there to choose from, and you don’t know which ones are the best. I get so angry when I see hard-working writers being conned (yes, conned) by many of the new companies that have appeared since the boom in self-publishing, who make grandiose claims about their clear-up rate. Some try to lure clients in with low prices, but using their services might be a false economy if you then have to get the job done again by someone who knows…
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Anything Terry advises is always worth listening to
“I don’t think it’s possible to reblog my posts,” wrote author Terry Tyler, a familiar name on WordPress, even though her blog is based on another platform. Having just published a short beginner’s guide to reblogging, I am happy to prove her wrong (using the methods outlined in the article) and I don’t think she’ll mind 🙂
Here, Terry interviews our own Rosie Amber.
Terry is the author of eleven books of contemporary fiction; her latest is House of York, a modern thriller inspired by events from the era of the Wars of the Roses. You can find all her books on Amazon.
The Z Files: Rosie Amber ~ Leo
Astrology ~ a bit of fun, a load of rubbish, or something to take seriously?
I invited around 70 writers/bloggers to write a piece about whether or not they’re typical of their sign, and how…
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Two excellent books by two excellent authors
The 2015 Golden Rose Book Award for Contemporary
Went to Mark Barry and his book The Night Porter
Mark Barry, author of Hollywood Shakedown, the highly acclaimed Carla and the top selling Ultra-Violence, is a writer and publisher based in Nottingham and Southwell. He writes extensively on a variety of topics including, horseracing, football, personality disorders and human relationships, but most recently, he writes about life in Nottingham and monitors closely its ever changing face.
Mark has been interviewed on several Radio chat shows where he has given readings of his work. His writing has been featured in the national press, and he has also been interviewed on television.
Mark resides in Southwell, Nottinghamshire and has one son, Matthew.
Catch up with Mark on Twitter @GreenWizard62
Set in a hotel, in November, in the fictional town of Wheatley Fields, (based on Southwell, near Nottinghamshire, deep in…
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Interesting one here
Today’s team review is from Chris, she blogs at http://cphilippou123.wordpress.com
Chris chose to read and review Six Lies by Ben Adams
This was fresh, poignant, and witty contemporary fiction with healthy doses of drama and romance.
Dave Fazackerley is in a bit of a rut, life-wise. His wife has left him for a librarian, his mother’s died (although, about that: apparently she wasn’t really his mother), his dad is not quite as worship-worthy as he always thought, and his band refuse to acknowledge that it is no longer the 80s(ish) and that ballads were never cool anyway. Dave decides it’s high time he turned his life around, but soon discovers that he has a knack for self-sabotage. Which is great for us readers.
The story was serious yet light, the writing well-crafted yet fluid, the romance charming yet cynical. The novel packed in so much, but was wrapped in…
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looks like a good one, not to miss
“Ludwika: A Polish Woman’s Struggle To Survive In Nazi Germany” will be released Tomorrow, on Dec 14th
Here is another exceprt to whet your appetite!
Blurb: It’s World War II and Ludwika Gierz, a young Polish woman, is forced to leave her family and go to Nazi Germany to work for an SS officer. There, she must walk a tightrope, learning to live as a second-class citizen in a world where one wrong word could spell disaster and every day could be her last. Based on real events, this is a story of hope amid despair, of love amid loss . . . ultimately, it’s one woman’s story of survival.
Get the book at your Amazon store: http://bookShow.me/1519539118
Here is another excerpt from the novel:
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Excellent writer, lovely lady