April 16, 2017

Following on from last week’s post regarding the failed novelist, it’s nothing unusual to acknowledge that rejection makes you feel like a piece of crap. That Guardian article only shows just how crushing the disappointment can be, and if you are not careful it can kno...

April 9, 2017

This week, an article in The Guardian entitled How I Really Feel: The Failed Novelist stirred up quite a conversation in writing circles. The response was mostly split between those who believed she’d given up too easily and those who sympathised on how crushing reject...

February 5, 2017

  1. Strong writing, well-realised characters and story arcs really stand out.

  2. Clean prose matters. A few typos is one thing and can be overlooked, but habitual bad use of grammar and punctuation can’t. It doesn’t matter how brilliant is the concept, or how deeply...

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