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6 06, 2017

The Different Stages of Editing a Novel

By | 2017-06-06T14:38:55+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Novel Editing|0 Comments

It may surprise you to discover there are three levels of editing that a novel should go through before publication. The first looks at the big-picture, foundational elements (such as story, plot, characterisation, marketability, pacing, voice, etc.). The second level looks [...]

23 05, 2017

Why Most Grammar Guides Suck (and Where to Get Answers Instead)

By | 2017-05-23T17:30:01+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Novel Editing|1 Comment

A little while ago I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Geoff Pullum, head of linguistics and English language at the University of Edinburgh, give a talk about grammar. Now I don’t know about you, but I’m wary of people [...]

17 05, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Omniscient and Third Person Narration?

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:23+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Novel Editing, Novel Writing|0 Comments

Whether you're a writer or an editor, it's sometimes easy to get confused between omniscient and third person narration. Omniscient narration, especially, is hard to identify because it's hard to write – so if you're dealing with a manuscript-in-progress, the author may not [...]