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Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair (Friday Reads)

Originally posted on Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher:
Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair (1923, Wordsworth, 2006) Last year I was very ill. I was able to keep working but…

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Twenty Tips for Becoming Your Own Editor

Originally posted on Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher:
‘The way manuscripts are thrown into the rejection pile on the basis of early mistakes is a crime. Don’t be a…

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Killer Covers – How To Murder Your Book

Originally Posted on the Official Green Door DP Blog This morning my attention was brought to an article that the Guardian ran with last month entitled ‘Kindle Cover Disasters: the … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

#FridayReads – Where’s Sailor Jack? Review

Originally posted on Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher:
One of the best things about being an editor and a teacher is seeing an author you’ve worked with launch their…

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goodreads Giveaways: Don’t Do What You’re Told

Originally posted on CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD:
This summer I’m working on revising and updating my self-publishing ‘how to’: Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing. Edition #3 is scheduled for…

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

#FridayReads – Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle

I’ve chosen to review a children’s book for this week’s ‘Friday Reads’ because 1. at Green Door we will soon be announcing our new service for independent children’s authors, and … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Transforming The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Originally Posted on the Official Green Door DP Blog #TransformationTuesday by Gracie Carver About 50% of our design work involves redesigning book jackets for new editions of previously published books. … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

150 Years of Alice in Wonderland – World Book Day

Originally Posted on the Official Green Door DP Blog Celebrating 150 years of Alice in Wonderland and World Book Day is a beautiful consortium. Inspiring children to read and develop … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

World Book Day

Originally Posted On Blot the Skrip & Jar It Today is the eighteenth UNESCO World Book Day, a global celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. The intention of today’s … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding Your Voice

Originally Posted On MASH stories I recently wrote a piece about the on-going debate regarding whether or not ‘creative writing’ can be taught, being inspired by Cheryl Whittaker’s interview with … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ten New Year’s Writing Resolutions

Originally Posted On Blot the Skrip & Jar It ‘Santa ist tot’ – Friedrich Nietzsche Hi World. I hope you all had a great Christmas. Please forgive the long silence. … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trust Me, I’m a Book Doctor: Do You Need an Editor or a Creative Writing Course?

Originally Posted On Blot the Skrip & Jar It When I consider the sheer volume of creative writing courses, masterclasses, retreats, manuscript assessment and ‘author solutions’ services currently available to … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top Five Book Jacket Design Mistakes in Self-Publishing

Originally Posted on the Official Green Door DP Blog People always say that you should never judge a book by its cover, but actually they do. The cover of a … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Top Ten Writing Mistakes Editors See Every Day

Originally Posted on Blot the Skrip & Jar It In addition to writing and teaching, one of the things I do for a living is to evaluate manuscripts for their … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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