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Bring me your novels, your short stories, and pay me because I offer a very valuable service!
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Just a heads-up, folks, that the Flensing Factory fees are going to go up at the end of August.
I haven’t done this for several years, so it’s well and truly time to give myself a pay rise!
Any work booked in now will
The lovely Mr Mark Barnes asked if I’d write a short blog post for him about how important editing is to your work at every stage. I wrote a lot. May contain ranting, but there is also lots
… I’m putting all my scribbled edits on Hallowmass (the novel formerly known as Brisneyland-By-Night) into the electronic copy. This particular chunk is 14k of the third quarter of the book, and my edits range from detailed corrections
When you’re reading through to find all the repetitions in your text – coz I know y’all do that like good writers – make sure you go to your friend
If you decide to remove a character at some point in a story, make it one of your duties to go through and excise that character from the rest of the text. Similarly, if you change someone’s name/profession/appearance/superpower, go and change it all the way through. I’m just saying …
There’s always a level of stuff that one writer refuses to change on aesthetic and stylistic grounds, and that’s fine. I appreciate that. The things that you shouldn’t be refusing to change are
Via the Bibliophile Stalker, this from Catherynne Valente (she of Palimpsest fame) made me laugh and nod … this is my favourite line, but I’d suggest reading the whole damned thing:
I cannot begin to understand the logic that says: BORING STUFF UP FRONT, AWESOME TO THE BACK.