Reviewing and editing books, I regularly come across a piece of narrative or dialogue that should have a section break, or worse still, a break is injected needlessly in the mistaken belief it will add suspense.
Posted 27/09/2013 in On Writing
Bombarded with flashy covers and eye-catching blurbs, sometimes not so, I look for a book that will entertain and transport me into the author’s world, but more often than not, I walk away disappointed.
As an editor and book reviewer, I cringe when I see a manuscript fraught with beginner’s mistakes.
I am sure someone famous once said that genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Not sure about the genius part, but in writing, the rest is certainly true.
Posted 17/08/2013 in On Writing
If writing simply meant putting words on paper or into the computer, we would all have lots more fun. However, our readers might not think too much of our efforts.
You’re telling yourself, I’m a good writer and I don’t need anybody fixing my typos, thank you. Those blood-sucking worms out there are just out to get my money.
Posted 20/05/2013 in Interviews
1) Hi Stefan. Can you tell us a little bit about your latest book? When did it come out? Where…
People are quirky, unpredictable, emotional, and often cannot be relied upon. Governed by the environment within which they live, knowledge accumulated over years of learning, whether formal or through personal endeavor, and simply interacting with others, an individual is a complex matrix of what means to be human.