The story

Throughout my childhood and teenage years in New Zealand, I heard stories of Volrath, my Norwegian great-grandfather. Besides being amused by his outlandish and dramatic name, I was enthralled by his adventures. He’d left his homeland as a young man in the early 1900s to seek his fortune in the New World. Being born into …

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Editing explained

When it comes to books, what I do mostly is referred to as copyediting. This entails reviewing and amending a manuscript for readability, sentence structure, tense, usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Inevitably though, some developmental or line editing becomes part of my process. This involves looking at general flow and clarity: querying order of events, points …

NaNoWriMo

So NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Last year I used it to actually start getting down some writing for my book for the first time, with the aim of meeting the 50,000 word challenge and most importantly, dare to say to myself and the world that I was writing a book! The fact …