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Why your business should have a Style Sheet

January 20th, 2021 by Jane Turner

  A Style Sheet for Business?   Yes, companies use Style Sheets. And YOU should be using one! There. I said it. (Phew! Feels good to get that out!) Yes, it’s true that Style sheets are most commonly used by authors. Because you can’t go changing your main character’s eye colour half way through a […]

Book Review: The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

January 16th, 2021 by Jane Turner

This review of The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry comes courtesy of a Blog Tour organised by Random Things. I received a free copy of the paperback. The Art of Dying was published on 7 January 2021 by Black Thorn, an imprint of Canongate Books, in paperback. Hardback and audio versions are also available.   […]

Book Review: When the Children Come by Barry Kirwan

January 12th, 2021 by Jane Turner

This review of When the Children Come by Barry Kirwan came through a Blog Tour by Rachel’s Random Resources. I received a free copy of the ebook. When the Children Come is published on Amazon from 8 January 2021.   Blurb: Nathan, emotionally scarred after three tours in Afghanistan, lives alone in Manhattan until New […]

Book Review: The Dark Room by Sam Blake

January 7th, 2021 by Jane Turner

This review of The Dark Room by Sam Blake came through a Blog Tour by Random Things. I was sent an ARC paperback. The Dark Room is published today, 7 January 2021, by Corvus Books.   Blurb: Hare’s Landing, West Cork. A house full of mystery… Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety […]

Book Review: Clanlands by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish

December 14th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Clanlands by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish is because I’m an Outlander fan. There, I’ve said it. And I’m not going to start some controversy on which book/season/character is my favourite. And truly, when this book was announced, I thought about it for a good while. I’m not fan enough to pay […]

Book Review: Cooking for Cannibals by Rich Leder

December 11th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Cooking for Cannibals by Rich Leder comes courtesy of a Blog Tour organised by Damppebbles. I received a copy of the ebook ARC proof. Cooking for Cannibals is published by Laugh Riot Press on 14 Jan 2021.   Blurb: Fountain of youth? More like murderous medication! Carrie Kromer pushes the boundaries of […]

Book Review: Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman

November 24th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Lightning Books sent me a free copy of Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman to review (thanks Scott!). Rachel to the Rescue was published on 16 October 2020.   Blurb: Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticising Donald Trump. As she is escorted off […]

How should I format my manuscript for an editor?

November 19th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I get asked this A LOT – “How should I format my manuscript for an editor?” I touched on this in my What happens during an edit post, but I thought I’d go into more detail.   First though – Word, not Google Docs. Word is the standard. If you send me your manuscript in […]

Book Review: Second Chances by P.D. Cacek

November 14th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Second Chances by P.D. Cacek is part of a Blog Tour organised by Random Things. I received a free copy of the paperback. Second Chances is published by Flame Tree Press in November 2020.   Blurb: The sequel to Second Lives, praised by Publishers Weekly as “a rewarding exploration of the emotions […]

Resource for historical writers: The Historical Thesaurus of English

November 5th, 2020 by Jane Turner

How did I come across this resource for historical writers? This week I’ve been attending the annual conference for the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (of which I’m a member). It was an amazing online event, with people from all over the world participating, and my brain is buzzing from all the ideas I’ve […]

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