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BIYC: The DOs and DON'Ts of Hanging Threads

*Nonfiction* and *Fiction*

You don’t need to resolve every single plot thread, character arc, and unanswered question in your book.

You DO need to make it absolutely clear to the reader that you left the unresolved things that way on purpose. 702 more words

Book In A Year Challenge

Life Imitating Art Imitating Life....

We now turn to the last of The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Being led by inspiration rather than trying to control the performance of the tale. 1,105 more words


A Chat with DIY Author

A little while ago I was called upon to share some editing knowledge in vocalised format with the Interweb. Click here to listen to my pearls of relative wisdom.  121 more words


Bête Noire

 An extract from my blog, www.thehouseofquice.blogspot.com:

Is this the insanity of grief?

The insanity of shame?

For I feel Him mocking me,

Watching from afar, 149 more words


The difference between editing and proofreading

This is the source of some confusion among many people outside the book publishing industry who contract the services of an editor. What does an editor do as opposed to a proofreader? 529 more words


A Labour of Love

Recently, I came across this article, which I found very interesting. It asks the question which, I’m sure, crosses the mind of anyone thinking of hiring a freelance editor or proofreader: … 403 more words


What's up Wednesday? The editing edition ;-)

What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. 295 more words