About Sophie Playle

Sophie Playle runs Liminal Pages, where she offers editorial services to authors and training to fiction editors. She's a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and trained with The Publishing Training Centre. She worked at the largest publishing company in the world before gallivanting off to do an MA in creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London (to add to her BA in English literature with creative writing from UEA). She would like to live on a steampunk airship.
6 02, 2018

A Light in the Darkness: Why We Love Dystopian Fiction

By | 2018-02-05T12:20:54+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Novel Writing|0 Comments

We can’t know the future, but it can be thrilling to speculate about it. Expanding population, climate change, technological advancement, corrupt governments, divided social classes … Follow the trajectory of any one of these current issues and it’s not hard [...]

24 01, 2018

How to Write a Synopsis – Everything You Need to Know

By | 2018-01-24T12:13:28+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Publishing|0 Comments

A synopsis is a one-page summary of your novel, used to demonstrate your story-crafting skills to a literary agent (or publisher). Most publishers don’t accept manuscript submissions directly from authors, so if you’d like to follow the traditional route to [...]

28 11, 2017

How to Write Conflict Without a Villain – Lessons from The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

By | 2018-01-09T12:34:06+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Every novel needs conflict, and every novel needs antagonistic forces. But this doesn't mean you need a villain (a person who actively sets out to thwart the hero). No; conflict, challenge and opposition can come from all kinds of places, [...]