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Manuscript assessment: show and tell

I don’t even have an excuse for why this post is so much later than planned. Sorry about that. But here I am, nevertheless, and finally on track to write about manuscript assessment and issues of dialogue, description and exposition. … Continue reading

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Manuscript assessment: two points of view

Oh, dear, how long has it been since my last post? Three weeks? Sorry about that—things got busy. But anyway, here we are again, and it’s time to talk about point of view. When I’m assessing a manuscript, along with … Continue reading

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Manuscript assessment: A question of character.

One thing manuscript assessors look very closely at when working with a new manuscript is the characters and their relationships, because character is what brings plot alive—you can have the most exciting idea and best-constructed plot in the world, but … Continue reading

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Manuscript assessment: What’s up, plot?

When I’m assessing a manuscript, there’s a long list of things I look for. At the top of the list is plot, for one very good reason. Narrative, as Peter Brooks has pointed out, is a form of problem-solving that … Continue reading

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So what is a manuscript assessment anyway?

Yes, the blog is back! To borrow a phrase from the late great Terry Pratchett, I ATEN’T DED. I’ve just been busy. But now I have a free Monday morning and something interesting to write about, so let’s dive on … Continue reading

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Converting your thesis to a monograph

Back again! And I just remembered that I promised you guys I’d tell you about what I was planning to do for my Masters thesis once I got the details hashed out with my supervisor…so, here goes! This what I’m … Continue reading

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The final step: working with a thesis editor

So here’s the secret that not enough people get told at the start of their PhD or Masters: when it comes to finalising your thesis, these days, you don’t have to do it all alone. There are plenty of editors … Continue reading

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