Editing the first draft – Preliminary cuts – step 2/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 2/7 in my ‘editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below, once all posts are live (one will be posted each day this week!). Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out … More Editing the first draft – Preliminary cuts – step 2/7

Editing and re-drafting – a checklist, part one

Hi Guys, Heather here. This week I thought I’d write a blog post detailing some of the things to look out for when re-drafting and editing your novel. I’m currently at this stage in my own novel writing journey and it’s arguably the hardest stage so far – perhaps even worse than the dreaded first draft. … More Editing and re-drafting – a checklist, part one

Using a typewriter to improve and inspire the writing process

The image speaks for itself really… I bought a typewriter! It is a beautiful teal coloured Smith Corona Super G Ghia Typewriter, circa 1970. In all honesty, the name doesn’t mean much to me, I brought it mainly based on its colour and the fact that it was within my budget! I’ve had a scout around on … More Using a typewriter to improve and inspire the writing process