I'm very new to this, so please be gentle! I have written/edited/redrafted what I hope to be my first published work. I am now at the point of approaching agents and publishers.
However, the more I read into publishing houses and agents, I stagger across a wealth of reviews telling me how awful they are...and Google just loves Austin MacAuley!
How... read more
Should a would-be author be concern about Political Correctness?
Why should a would-be author even bother to concern themselves with Political Correctness?
Let’s use ivory as an example. Would it be okay for an author to write about the brutal killing of Elephants and the Black Market in ivory? Would there even be an audience for such a book?... read more
How many words do you aim to write in a day?
Graham Greene advocates 300 words a day, which doesn’t seem many at first glance.
Yet 300 words a day is 2100 words a week – 109,200 words a year. Enough words for a novel and a good start to a second.
My target is 500 words a day.