Ask A Writer


I get a lot - I mean a lot - of questions about writing, editing, publishing and everything else the aspiring writer needs to know.  And - as I had a lot of help from more established writers myself - I do try to answer the questions, although I can’t always provide more than generalised advice.  As many of the questions I get are duplicates, I’ve decided to formalise (sort of) the process with Ask A Writer.


Email me your questions and I will answer them, if I can, in a blog post.  I’ll start listing the answers below, once I get some. 


Please include as much detail as you can, but remember that the blog post will be public so use false names or pick your words carefully if you’re concerned about someone seeing it <grin>. 


What I Will Do:


·       Generalised advice on writing, editing and formatting.

·       Generalised advice on dealing with issues such as editors, agents, publishers and taxmen.


What I Will NOT Do:


·       Read or edit your plot, synopsis or manuscript.  I don’t have time to do this for everyone.  (There is a list of editors I can vouch for on my site.)

·       Offer legal advice.  I’m not a lawyer.  My advice if you need legal advice is to get a lawyer familiar with the laws in your location (and/or which laws govern your contracts.)

·       Offer accountancy advice.  I’m not an accountant.

·       Answer questions that have already been asked, answered and listed below.



Answered Questions

Ask A Writer - Cover Artists And Contracts

Ask A Writer - Fan Fiction

Ask A Writer - Keeping Going