A short blog post about emails and files!! It seems many people either don't realise, forget or just don't think about files they've attached to emails and sent to contractors, publishers, editors etc., etc. Why do I say this? If you send a file to someone... anyone, then you should still have a copy of … Continue reading Emails and Files
It has always been my belief that hard work shouldn’t go to waste. I also believe that if something is not a good fit in one place, there’s always a place for it elsewhere. The following showcase was deemed incorrect for a magazine I submitted to, so I’m sharing it here with you. Greetings to … Continue reading Showcasing Author Clients
Happy New Year to all our followers and friends. It has been a wow of a year with many of us working from home. The toll on the human race is still growing though with vaccines, perhaps we can beat this virus and the many strains. Please be safe and take care of each other … Continue reading Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021
Doesn't he look adorable. This image was taken a few months ago while our son was still at University and I was using his bedroom as my office. It seems, like most cats, Nero likes cardboard boxes. If they are flat he tears pieces off and spits them out. If they are still standing then … Continue reading Nero, the TV and Madison
A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THANKSGIVING FROM CATHY. • An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Understanding Jokes…
Must be a happy moment. I'm nearly at 30k views and after nearly two years off due to life. I'm back and building my following, putting out posts which I hope you enjoy, including those I share. The SCAM Publishers post written by Victoria Strauss from Writers Beware seems to be one of the best … Continue reading Celebrating 30,000 Views
A classic moment when I read a post about the two Awethologies by The Awethors which was published by Plaisted Publishing House in October 2015. How the heck did I miss this? Nearly. Being in New Zealand, means I'm a day ahead of most people. However I'd also like to celebrate both Awethologies we had … Continue reading The Awethors – Celebrating 5 years.
Who is your Audience? Do you know? Do you care? Remember choosing your Audience also affects the marketing you will need to do. Editing is not my thing. I do my best work helping with the flow and structure of a manuscript. I'll call it proofreading for now. Some things are easy to see and … Continue reading English Language and your Readers!