Anne Hamilton has not set their biography yet

Editting* Gone Wrong

Did I ever mention that I love editing? Some people (apparently) love ironing, and it’s probably for similar reasons: the satisfaction in taking something a bit rough and crumpled and smoothing it out until it’s clean and beautiful. A couple of days ago, someone asked me how I could bear to spend ‘all that time immersed in an author’s creativity whilst using none of your own’?' That’s a very interesting premise, one that’s stayed in my mind, because I think editing – development or structural editing, for sure, and yes, even line editing (honestly) – really is creative. It’s about tuning in to the author’s intentions, the novel’s intention, and creating an end product. An end product that’s often quite different to the original. That aside, it got me thinking about the times I haven’t tuned in very well with potential clients – mercifully  few, and I hope, not at all...
Continue reading
661 Hits
1 Comment

Turn A Blind Eye - Vicky Newham

Vicky Newham’s debut novel, Turn a Blind Eye, is out at large!

Since signing with Peters, Fraser & Dunlop in July 2016, with agent, Adam Gauntlett, subsequently getting a deal with publisher HQ and working alongside editor, Clio Cornish, Vicky is at the hugely exciting point of publication day.

Continue reading
635 Hits
0 Comments

From Writer To Editor - Kendra Olson

Writers and editors may share a love of words but one does not necessarily make the other.  For every author who loves editing, I'll show you three or four who shudder at the thought, and even those in the 'love' camp - especially those - soon realise that's it nigh on impossible to edit their own work.

Recent Comments
Kendra Olson
Thanks so much for having me, Anne, and for all of your help with everything. x
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:40
Continue reading
955 Hits
2 Comments

Snapshots From Bhola

Who would have thought that a tattered, much-touted and talked-about (by me) little manuscript like A Blonde Bengali Wife would be seeing Bhola’s Children enter its eleventh year?

Continue reading
850 Hits
0 Comments

Life Writing

I’m always unsettled by a new year. It’s something to do with the overt marking of time passing, a reminder that life isn’t infinite. In several fundamental ways, 2017 has been a challenge, but then again, dig deep and there’s always so much good in the minutiae. What better way forward than to reflect on that and use it as a springboard to 2018?

Continue reading
1074 Hits
0 Comments

Blog Archive

Popular Blog Posts

30 November 2016
26 February 2017

Tag Cloud

No tags has been created yet.