On this page you’ll find writing and editing tips, and musings on editorial life.
Do you remember the 1980s BBC sitcom, ‘Allo ‘Allo! ? Set in Second World War France, it was a gloriously silly parody of uber-drab 1970s drama, Secret Army, about the Resistance working to get British soldiers out of the country…Keep reading
Do you need to be a perfectionist to be a good writer? Perfectionism seems to have replaced impostor syndrome as the anxiety du jour. I’m here to tell you: no, it isn’t essential. It isn’t even a prerequisite for what…Keep reading
Putting writing out for critique is tough. And brave! But it’s also essential, for writers to work on their craft. For non-fiction writing, it’s absolutely key to ensure what’s being said is clear, understood by the audience, reads well and,…Keep reading
A good question! Well, it depends how you come at the issue. If you’ve stuff you really need to get done, then yes. If you’re writing, then not necessarily. ‘Always be doing’ can be the enemy of creativity. We pressure…Keep reading
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