Beginnings Are a Delicate Time (Or how to make sure your first chapter doesn’t crash and burn.)

There’s a quote from Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ that seems appropriate right now. “A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.” If you’ve ever written a novel, you’ll know that the first chapter is something to agonise over - to get right. Some months ago, I wrote a … Continue reading Beginnings Are a Delicate Time (Or how to make sure your first chapter doesn’t crash and burn.)

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Manuscript First Pages – Things I’ve learnt along the way.

One of the things I've learnt since my publishing journey began, is that I'm not that great at first pages or back cover blurbs. I'm lucky that I have a publisher who looked past my first chapter and read the whole story and thought it had enough potential to publish - something that many publishers wouldn't have … Continue reading Manuscript First Pages – Things I’ve learnt along the way.