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I submitted my manuscript!!

…now for the long wait while the overwhelmed publisher gets to me in the queue. Unless I’m the next JK of course. Anyway, back to being serious. I knew I was doing the last tidying of my MS for a real deadline, so I purposely (and painfully) stopped reading for a month – outside of… Continue reading I submitted my manuscript!!

birds of a feather · drafting · genre · re-drafting · WIP · writing tips

In Which Lou Finds Focus (or ‘How To Transition Between Scenes’)

An editor from Pantera Press recently read the first 20 pages of my manuscript and said ‘your writing is clear, the story is quirky, and I’m intrigued. Please send me your manuscript’. Wow! I’m thrilled! More to the point, I’m ready to submit cos I’m finished writing it! Almost… Just need to tidy the plot… Continue reading In Which Lou Finds Focus (or ‘How To Transition Between Scenes’)

telling -vs- showing · writing tips

Is it wrong to think about my WIP as a movie?

Let’s face it – we writers want our book to be loved by everyone, the same way we love it. And somewhere deep down inside ourselves, if we’re going to be entirely honest, we can see it as a movie unrolling on the big screen. We know who would be perfect to play the part… Continue reading Is it wrong to think about my WIP as a movie?