Working on your second draft… M|W News When you’ve put your first draft away for at least a little while and then come back to it ready to edit and work on improving it yourself, this is your second draft. It's the part before you seek outside assistance and you’re still trying to work on it yourself. Read your manuscript through,... Continue Reading →


MW News: How to Start Writing

If you want to write a book, but you don't know how to get started, we've got an episode of Mirror World News just for you! This week Adam Giles and I tackle the beginning of a new writing project and the important question of how you actually put pen to paper, or fingers to... Continue Reading →

Planning for Pantsers

I’m a pantser. What does that mean? It means that I’d rather ‘write by the seat of my pants’ than plan anything beforehand. However, with my latest book Uncharted, written with my co-writer Murandy Damodred, we did more planning than I’m used to and I think it helped us. Making Notes: Since Murandy and I... Continue Reading →

The Art of Self-Editing

Some people might call it ‘writing a second draft’ but for me everything that comes after the first draft is complete and before I let anyone else have a look at my manuscript is self-editing. I see a lot of advice out there that tells you not to ‘self-edit’. Or at the very least to... Continue Reading →

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