Category: Update

Letter To A Literary Agent

There’s the writing of the book and then there’s the getting the book out into the world. And they’re two very different dragons to ride. It’s been six months of honing my message, crafting my pitch, researching the market, finding competing titles and succinctly summarising every chapter. With each submission, I’m effectively putting my heart and soul into words and offering it to a perfect stranger, asking… Read more →

3rd Of The Way Through

I’ve just sent off my next 10,000 words to Elizabeth Diamond to critique. This means I am now a third of the way into the book. It doesn’t feel nearly as daunting as it did in the beginning. I’m well into episode 3 of 7. I have bullet point notes that I made after each episode to jog my memory… Read more →

Elizabeth Diamond Critique

Every 10,000 words I send my chapters to published author and mentor Elizabeth Diamond for critique.  Here’s her opening comment: The first  thing that struck me on reading through your work, Emma, is how much tighter and more concise your writing is since I first read it.  There was a lot to recommend it before, but now and then there was… Read more →

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