The Hard Cut: Editing Tips Part 3

In┬áThe Easy Cut: Editing Tips Part 2 we looked at quick and easy ways of improving your writing by making small aesthetic cuts. The reason these cuts were quick and easy was because they were largely superficial - they tightened up your work without making you lose anything you'd really miss. The Easy Cut was…Read more The Hard Cut: Editing Tips Part 3

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Let’s Connect! But how?

Dydh ha, my lovelies! Just popping my head above the surface to let you all know that I'm still here, and that An Inspired Mess is far from sitting quiet. I'm now halfway through editing The Jack Hansard Series: just ten more episodes to go! Every week I upload the polished edit of another episode…Read more Let’s Connect! But how?

The Easy Cut: Editing Tips Part 2

Editing is a skill that you need as a writer, regardless of whether you intend to self-publish or not. The first draft will never be your best (it certainly isn't for most great writers) because it's the editing that makes it great. In this three-part series we're looking at three keys elements of fiction editing,…Read more The Easy Cut: Editing Tips Part 2

Ch-ch-changes! Editing Tips Part 1

What's the key to good writing? Good editing. I thoroughly believe this. The first draft from even the best of writers is likely to be a pile of crap - and that's because they know the important thing is to get that first draft finished, not perfect. If you are constantly polishing and editing as…Read more Ch-ch-changes! Editing Tips Part 1

Lessons Learned: 5 Tips for Episodic Writing

Now that Season 1 of Jack Hansard is complete, this seems like a good time to take a step back and reflect on the lessons I've learned over the past year and a bit. I've made plenty of mistakes, and the beautiful thing about mistakes is that they cause you to evaluate the way you…Read more Lessons Learned: 5 Tips for Episodic Writing