How to format a manuscript

Many authors, especially newbie authors, think that making their unpublished manuscript pretty will impress agents, publishers, their new editor should they be lucky enough to get past the first two. Wrong. What it will more likely do is make agents and publishers shake their head in pity, annoy the editorRead More …

In Praise of Failure: Write a Stinker

By Jenny Drummey While Unrequited is my first published novel, it’s not the first one I wrote. I spent over a decade writing and rewriting a book called Hurricane Frank, a sprawling, ridiculous, and frustrating exercise that put me off writing for a year. In the book, a lot ofRead More …

An excerpt from Fallen Star

Here’s a short extract from Fallen Star, my first novel published in 2010. This passage shows the two main characters meeting for the first time. I like it because although it’s simple it shows the beginnings of what will become a relationship, sparked with a dash of humour. – IanRead More …

Cat Connor explains Eraserbyte

Are you all caught up on the -byte series by Cat Connor? Have you been following the thrilling life of Special Agent Ellie Conway? If you have… great!! You must be eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. If you haven’t… now is your chance to pique your interestRead More …

World Book Day

The 2nd and 3rd of March are pretty special days in the reading world! Sure… every day should be a reading day, but who doesn’t love an excuse to celebrate?! That is what these two days are – a celebration of reading, writing and books! Read Across America Day happensRead More …