After the year that was, I expect we are all looking forward to a different 2021. I hope that, for you, 2020 wasn’t too hard. I hope that you’ve managed to keep safe and well and those who you love have done so to.
When I’m editing or proofreading, I’ll use a variety of tools and reference materials in order to get things right. Along with spelling, one of the biggest things to watch for is hyphenation, closing up or opening up of words.
I’ve blogged before about some of the essential tools of the trade. And this is another vital book for any writer, editor or anybody else who regularly works with words.
Authors have a great skill in crafting worlds that we, as readers, slip into so easily. We invest in the characters: feel their emotions, want the best for them.
So why then, did I become an editor and not a writer?
Cézanne, the artist, holds together the strands of multiple narratives in this ambitious debut novel.
Leah is determined that her graduation isn’t going to become a “teen movie cliché” which is exactly what Becky Albertalli has written.
It has been announced that shops are to begin to reopen. Here’s my post-lockdown shopping list.
You’d think – for someone who works with books and stories all the time – that reading for pleasure would be an easy thing.
But, somehow, in lockdown, that just doesn’t seem to be happening. I don’t know if it’s the pressure of trying to find new clients (I have to pay the bills!) or the constant updating from government and rolling news bulletins, but I’ve been finding really difficult to switch off.
Tonight is World Book Night. And to coincide with this event, it was revealed that many more people are turning to books to see them through the lockdown.
I am not a fan of the current fad in news broadcasting: the Skype (or similar) connection to talking heads. The connections invariably fail, stutter and the mouth and the voice become, strangely, separated.