Monthly Archives: July 2015

How long should your novel be?

How long should a novel be?  I did some internet research a while back and gathered that 100,000 words would be a good length.  This is also the point at which the cost of a ‘Reader’s Report’ increased.  Additionally, if … Continue reading

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Arvon Heaven – or what I learnt on my writer’s retreat

I had a Writer’s Retreat, at The Hurst in Shropshire, booked through an organisation called Arvon.  It was wonderful. This is some of what I learnt: Pare it down. Slice out those unnecessary adjectives, remove all those duplications, make every … Continue reading

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