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Tackling Publisher Edits by Emma Haughton

Originally posted on AUTHOR ALLSORTS:
As chance would have it, my allotted post on revision tips has fallen on the eve of my first structural edit for book three. So, no better time to think through the process, and gird my loins for the ordeal to come. ? Because publisher edits – particularly the first…

Is Social Rejection the Key to Creativity?

Originally posted on Cody Delistraty:
On the psychology of why rejection and loneliness may be necessary evils for the creative genius “In the deepest and most important things, we are unutterably alone, and for one person to be able to advise or even help another, a lot must happen, a lot must go well, a…

Break Into Writing: SW.r1tes

As part of the SW.r1tes festival I was at Pimlico Library last night, talking about my experiences on the long and winding road to getting published. I tackled the usual topics: the pros/cons of writer’s groups (one memorable piece of advice I received was: “if it’s for kids it should have a dragon in it”),…

The Chocolate Book Challenge

On this week’s blog chain we’re comparing our favourite books to our (or, at least, my) favourite foodstuff.  This is an analogy that can only be stretched so far (I like my chocolate scary, with supernatural elements and er hazelnuts), but here goes:   Dark Chocolate Good for you but occasionally bitter and not always…

The Costa Party!

    Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Costa Book Awards party with my lovely agent, Eve White.  For those of you who dream of being a writer I’d like to say KEEP TRYING, because it really is an awful lot of fun.  It was a great party in many ways (free…