Editing: When to Stop

In January 2012, I began writing Planes Shifter. It took nine months to complete, and then a further two months to edit into a second draft. When I received the first two bits of feedback from my two beta readers, …

Revising drafts

Returning to Old Works

In the next six months, there are eight competitions that I could submit some part of my novels to. However, each novel can only be submitted to one place at a time. For someone who only has two finished drafts …

Stereotypes: The Short Story

¬†¬†Whenever I’ve read advice or interviews from published authors, they’ve often begun writing short stories; which they have submitted to magazines. A part of my mind still thinks “that’s what you need to get into writing”. As publishing credits, this …

The Day-Job: Having Two Careers

Like many writers, I have a full time job. It’s particularly common with those who are still in the process of writing and editing; those who haven’t taken that step forward of submissions to agents or publishers, or into the …