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Coursera: The Craft of Plot

Despite being super busy with all my editing, I have decided to revisit the basics and signed up to Coursera's 'The Craft of Plot,' which is a four-week course being taught by Brando Skyhorse, a creative writing professor at Wesleyan University. The course examines...

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Advertising and Amazon and stats

This is one of those posts where I witter on about my favourite subject - stats. I love them. Can't get enough of them. So imagine my excitement last night when I clicked on a teensy weensy arrow in my Amazon affiliate area and it told me just how many times the...

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How exciting – A letter from America…

Yes, that's right, I got a letter from America, well, technically, it was a package - a book to be precise - but not just any book - Oh, no. This is a book I helped edit. I 'met' the author, R.R.Virdi, in a Facebook writing group when I was starting out editing. In...

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Emotion Amplifiers

Anyone I edit for will have heard me wittering on about a book called the Emotion Thesaurus (and if you haven't you will - trust me on that). In my opinion this book is a must have for any writer of fiction. Once upon a time my characters went a little overboard with...

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The ‘something new’ is going well

My new way of working - on paper - is producing some great results, so much so that's I've stocked up on black printer ink and A4 white paper. I've also thrown something else into the mix - a couple of programs that will help me develop, analyse, and, in a nutshell,...

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End of an era…

It's been a long and drawn out process (mainly because I kept changing my mind about what degree to take), but I am pleased to report, that at 1pm, yesterday afternoon, I completed my English Literature BA (Hons) degree. After nine months of studying Shakespeare, and...

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February editing plans

I've been a little tied up since the start of the year with University coursework and assignments. The last module of my degree is certainly intense, we're reading and studying a Shakespeare play every two weeks, with an assignment every four. Still, enough about...

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