Should A Novel Be Double-Spaced?

If you’re in the process of formatting your novel for submission to a publisher or editor, or in preparation for self-publication, you might be stuck on the spacing. To double-space or single-space – that is the question! Chances are, publishers

Should You Underline Or Italicise Book Titles?

Maybe you’re writing your author bio or a blog post, or maybe you need to refer to a book in your own story. But when it comes to typing in that book title, you find yourself hovering between the italics

5 Must-Have Tools To Get You Through The Editing Process

Anyone who’s about to begin the process of editing their book is bound to feel intimidated. From plot considerations to mistakes you’ll want to avoid, editing a manuscript is a complicated journey that requires immense effort and attention to detail.

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6 Lessons I Learned From The Beta Reading Process

Sending my novel out for beta reading was potentially the most terrifying part of my writing career to date. As a Creative Writing graduate, I’m no stranger to critique; workshopping my writing with peers was basically all I did for

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Editing Your First Draft

Congratulations! You’ve written and completed the first draft of your manuscript. That’s a huge deal. It takes courage and discipline to finish a body of work the size of a novel. It also requires dedication and self-belief to ‘turn up at the

How To Edit Your Novel: The Ultimate Crash Course

‘How To Edit Your Novel’ is a guide designed for writers who have completed a long-form work of fiction and want to edit, polish and perfect it as much as possible. It’s all about providing you with the information, tools

Ultimate Guide- How Indie Authors Should Use ARCs

Ultimate Guide: How Indie Authors Should Use ARCs

This guide includes everything you need to know about ARCs (Advance Reader Copies): what they are, where you can find them, and how to make your own. We’ve even got some tricks on how to connect with book reviewers. Have

How To Find And Fix Plot Holes In Your Novel

How To Find And Fix Plot Holes In Your Novel

Plot holes. We all know what they are: inconsistencies or gaps that defy logic in stories. And we all know they’re entirely undesirable when it comes to writing a good novel. Plot holes diminish the plausibility of a story and

5 Essential Questions To Ask When Hiring A Freelance Editor

5 Essential Questions To Ask When Hiring A Freelance Editor

Picture this: you’ve just got your hands on the first proof of your self-published novel, and it’s everything you could’ve hoped for. The binding: superb. The cover: sublime! And the paper stock? Magnifique! Nothing could ruin this moment! Now imagine

The Comprehensive Post-Draft Game Plan For Your Novel

The Comprehensive Post-Draft Game Plan For Your Novel

So you’ve finally finished that difficult first draft. Congratulations! Writing an entire novel is a massive undertaking, and you’ve done super well to make it this far. As you know, though, the hard work doesn’t end here. There’s still a lot