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Setting your characters free
11th Mar

Setting your characters free

(with a thank you card to my editors) There ought to be a word for the strange emptiness that comes with sending corrected proofs back to your publisher. Excitement and relief, yes,…
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Apps and Editing
23rd Feb

Apps and Editing

I never thought I’d blog about an app, but the proofs for Dragonfly Song arrived last week –the idea of a break has now been postponed – so I’ve been proofreading and…
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Making the most of writing time: slow down, reflect and make notes: Or – how to write when you don’t have your computer!
15th Oct

Making the most of writing time: slow down, reflect and make notes: Or – how to write when you don’t have your computer!

One of the disadvantages of being a full time writer (apart from the details of never knowing whether or not you’ll have an income this year) is that it’s easy to slip…
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New Year’s Resolutions: Feeling Free and Playing with Your Work
1st Jan

New Year’s Resolutions: Feeling Free and Playing with Your Work

I started an eleventh hour revision of Rescue on Nim’s Island yesterday. If all had gone to plan, it would have already been copy-edited, which would mean it was too late for…
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Restlessness and rewards
10th Jul

Restlessness and rewards

I sent my editor the second draft of my new book last night.  First thing this morning she emailed to see she was printing it out to read, so I knew there…
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Copy Editing vs Creativity
13th Jul

Copy Editing vs Creativity

I’ve been copy-editing all day – that is, answering the copy editor’s queries. Emailing back with the solutions – with what I hope are the solutions –  I was a bit discouraged…
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Editing
20th Sep

Editing

I did a Writing for Children morning with a class of 2nd year Professional Writing and Editing TAFE students last week. One of the things they were struggling with was the thought…
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