27 November 2012

What It's Like to be a Proofreader

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a writer, editor or proofreader, wanted to know what it entails, then you'll be pleased to know you can find out.

In addition to learning the subtleties involved in checking a manuscript, you'll also learn - perhaps for the first time - the 'side-effects' of the job, like not even being able to order lunch without the editorial hat perched upon your cranium.

A humorous, but very true, article can be read here.

9 November 2012

The Importance of Time Management

I would imagine that anyone who works for themselves will agree that time management is a big obstacle to productivity. Sometimes the Internet is too alluring and suddenly half the day has disappeared, and sometimes you get so focused on one project that you overlook all the other things you have to do. Either way, the end result is a lot of work that should have been done was ignored.

17 October 2012

The Winner of a Copy of Ghostwriter is...

Betti Gefecht
Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who stopped by to leave a comment for Lissa.

11 October 2012

The Day The Fic Exploded - By Lissa Bryan

*This is a guest post by Lissa Bryan. To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Ghostwriter, simply leave a comment below.*

I’d always written stories in my head, including re-writing books and movies to have the plot or ending I thought they deserved, or sending the characters on new, fantastic journeys. And I had no idea anyone else in the world did this.

I wrote my first fanfic when I was twelve, though I called it a “parody” at the time, for lack of another term. In it, no one really liked Dorothy and the Wicked Witch was actually a tragically misunderstood heroine. The Ruby Slippers were one of three magical items she needed to collect to break Glenda’s evil spell enslaving the Munchkins. Unfortunately, pretty girls can get away with anything and Dorothy believed Glenda’s side of the story.

Interview with Lissa Bryan of Ghostwriter

Lissa Bryan's debut novel is released today, and she will be sticking around for the day. Check back later for her very own guest column, and we're also hosting a giveaway. To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Ghostwriter, all you have to do is leave a comment to this interview or the column this afternoon. Closing date is October 19.
Read our review of Ghostwriter here

What inspired you to be a writer?
I’d always been a writer, I just didn’t know it. I always wrote books and stories in my head, and I’d always re-written books and movies to have a plot I liked better. I had no idea others did this as well until I discovered fanfiction.

2 October 2012

"Ghostwriter" Author Lissa Bryan Dropping by on October 11

Lissa Bryan is stopping by here on October 11 as part of her book tour for her book, Ghostwriter. There will be an interview and a guest post by the author, so if you have any questions, leave them below to be asked in the interview - questions must be submitted by October 10. We will also be giving away one free copy of Ghostwriter to a winner picked at random. To be in with a chance, simply leave a comment on the interview or guest post. Closing date will be October 19.

4 July 2012

An Interview With The Focus Group

Online magazine Focus has kindly conducted a two-part interview with me, which touches on what I do, how I got started, what I like to read and some other interesting questions. If you're interested, the links to parts one and two are below. http://thefocusproject.co.uk/2012/06/27/interview-with-richard-white-part-1/ http://thefocusproject.co.uk/2012/07/04/interview-with-richard-white-part-2/