Writing

Paring and pruning

I am continuing to edit ‘The Stalking of Rosa Czekov’. I’m about half way through reading it out loud to myself, cutting out repetitions… of which I seem particularly fond. When I write I have a commentary running in my head which is in normal spoken English  with sentences beginning with ‘and’ and ‘but’, words repetitive for audible emphasis as one would in […]

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Telling a book by its cover

If your book is accepted by a publisher, the choice of cover may not be under your control. What a daunting prospect when it is though! Self-publishing loads all the responsibility onto the author. it is exciting… but anxiety inducing. What picture? What style? What would speak for your book, what would attract your readers, pull them into […]

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Now to do a little editing

I wrote the stalking of Rosa Czekov some years ago but have edited and polished it at various times;  Rosa is one of my novels that I have sent off on numerous occassions to editors and agents without success. I have faith in my story though, and I think it deserves a wider audience. I […]

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