I went out to a writers’ cafe last night and did some blackout poetry. (Also called redacted/erasure poetry.) It was super fun! I worked on maybe six or seven pieces. When I started, I was looking at what each piece of prose was telling me, but once I got going, I felt like I wasContinue reading “Creative writing groups can help you find your voice.”
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Sending your book to an editor is like sending your kid on a school residential.
🚸 Am I talking about sending your kid on a school residential? 📚 Or might this be an analogy…? And when they get back…? This analogy can run much further. But I reckon that’ll do. 😃 Handing over your manuscript to an editor might be like sending your kid on their school residential. Be brave.Continue reading “Sending your book to an editor is like sending your kid on a school residential.”
POV: Improve your writing by doing more of it.
☺️☺️ Just to be sappy a moment… I love seeing writers improve over time. I am lucky enough to work with some authors whose creative wells seem bottomless. They are always writing. There are always more stories to tell. And I get to read them. And when you’ve seen someone’s early stories, then later ones,Continue reading “POV: Improve your writing by doing more of it.”
Will an editor judge me for my poor grammar?
When an author is worried an editor will consider their writing to be poor due to grammatical mistakes, my message is: don’t stress. We are not here to judge. In England, when 15/16-year-olds do their English exam and are asked to write a story, a whopping 40% of their mark for that story comes fromContinue reading “Will an editor judge me for my poor grammar?”
I’m rolling with it. New editing availability. (And, while we’re on it, is it role or roll? Rollout or roll out?)
🎪 Role up. ❌ Roll up. ✔ I’m on a role. ❌ Over the last few years, I’ve gone from one day a week of editing, to two, and, from September, I’ll be up to three. 👏 Go me! And a bonus #EagleEyedCherry #writingtip is to remind you of the different spellings and uses ofContinue reading “I’m rolling with it. New editing availability. (And, while we’re on it, is it role or roll? Rollout or roll out?)”
Removing my invisibility cloak: I’m Claire Cronshaw and I am an editor. Who are you and what are you working on right now?
Check out this article. Indie authors. You want to be seen. For the sake of your books, you need visibility. But. But… Talking about fear and wanting to stay hidden, Laura says: “That part of me exists for a reason, because it was once useful and it’s familiar. I can’t cut it loose, I can’tContinue reading “Removing my invisibility cloak: I’m Claire Cronshaw and I am an editor. Who are you and what are you working on right now?”
What are the best writing-craft podcasts for fiction authors?
Five great writing-craft podcasts for fiction authors. Learning to write fiction can be an overwhelming experience. I hope today that I can make that process less overwhelming. With so many books and courses on writing craft out there, the biggest challenge is sometimes knowing where to find the time to learn. By listening to aContinue reading “What are the best writing-craft podcasts for fiction authors?”
The power of ‘no’? How about the power of ‘yes’? How I can help you in your self-publishing journey.
❓Are you someone who says ‘yes’ too often? We often hear that. The power of no. Remember to be in control. I’ve listened to that advice and tried to not leave myself open to *can you justs*… However, despite being mega busy, I decided to say ‘yes’ this week a couple of times where IContinue reading “The power of ‘no’? How about the power of ‘yes’? How I can help you in your self-publishing journey.”
Can I make a living wage from self-publishing?
💷 A family friend awkwardly asked my indie-author husband: “But, is it a living wage?” For sure, not everyone who goes down the self-publishing route will make a living out of it. But, if you know what you’re doing, and you put effort into both the creative and business side of things, you can makeContinue reading “Can I make a living wage from self-publishing?”
It is said that everyone has a book in them. Have you?
Have you got as far as writing it? Have you published it? If not, what’s stopping you? One of my indie author clients is my husband, Jon. He tried to have his work proofread by other freelance editors but his visual impairment made working through the edits really difficult, so I received formal CIEP trainingContinue reading “It is said that everyone has a book in them. Have you?”