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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve just been on an epic road trip across America – 3750 miles from Atlanta to L.A. It was so awesome that I’m boring everyone by talking about it lots, and … Continue reading

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Last year, I did a series of posts with some tips on how to polish your manuscript before submission, including:   Dialogue tags Editing ‘as’ and ‘in’ Similies, less is more, and where is the noise? You won Nano, now … Continue reading

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I know I’m 10 days late with this post, but big congratulations to those people who won NaNo! 50,000 words written in one month is an amazing achievement. Be proud of yourself!  (And to those people who haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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When I was in New York last month, a canny editor asked me how I’d describe the projects I represent. Most agents don’t set parameters that are too narrow: we all love to read, most of us love to read … Continue reading

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It’s a well-known fact (within TBA and on Twitter) that I’m not very good at coming up with book titles! But why do I have to be, you ask? Surely my clients come to me with manuscripts with perfect titles…. … Continue reading

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So this blog post isn’t just an excuse to post pictures of my trip to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, I promise. But I will post some of them, because it is a blog about world-building, and the Harry Potter … Continue reading

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Continuing what’s turning out to be a mini-series of self-editing tips, I thought talking dialogue tags would be a good topic for today’s blog. Dialogue tags are tricky beasts, and in submissions and client manuscripts I find the same errors … Continue reading

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