Advice

Even if I can’t help you with editing or proofreading, there are many articles on my site that I hope will help. My Blog section contains advice and guidance and is a growing resource to help new authors with many of the most common questions asked when starting to write a book.

Most of the tips are to do with grammar but there will be the odd one for writing in general. These tips are to help you produce the best first draft you can and to avoid some of the pitfalls new writers often fall into.

One thing to note while reading my blog is that it is written using mainly British spelling and grammar. Although, sometimes I write using American grammar and spelling just for variation.


Screenwriting Articles

Screenwriting Grammar Mistakes article photo
Ensuring your writing is grammatically correct can be a huge irritation and a time-eating monster, or it can be costly to pay someone to do it for you. Do you ...
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Script Template
Following the interest from my Script Formatting Guide, I thought I'd knock together an MS Word template with the margins set and the most common format styles set up as ...
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How To Write Show Vs. Tell
"Show, don't tell" must be one of the most often heard pieces of advice writers hear. But what on earth does it really mean? I think it's easier to start with ...
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How to Read a Script photo
The one thing that all creative writers do without thinking is read. Why is it that many scriptwriters don't do the same thing? If you ask an author why they ...
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What's in a Script photo
One question every single fledgling scriptwriter asks is, "How do I write a script?" In this article, we are going to break a script down into its component pieces and ...
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Writing and Scriptwriting Competition Logo
I'm very happy to announce the launch of a new Competitions section on Cyber Write. I've been working hard in the background and combing the internet to find details of ...
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Screenplay Formatting Checklist
So, you're writing your screenplay, and it's a great story with lots of action and suspense. But stop for a minute. Your screenplay isn't just about a great story; it's ...
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Creative Writing Articles

Screenwriting Grammar Mistakes article photo
Ensuring your writing is grammatically correct can be a huge irritation and a time-eating monster, or it can be costly to pay someone to do it for you. Do you ...
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How To Write Show Vs. Tell
"Show, don't tell" must be one of the most often heard pieces of advice writers hear. But what on earth does it really mean? I think it's easier to start with ...
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Freelance working photo
After emigrating from the UK to Italy in April 2015 I needed to find work, and it wasn't long before I discovered the Remote Working websites. There seem to be ...
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What Font
This question is probably one of the most common asked by new authors. Others are, "How many pages should I write?" and "What size page should I use?" Unfortunately, these ...
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Marketing for your book photo
Marketing is probably the most important thing for you to do, apart from actually writing something that is. You can write a hundred books, and even get them placed on ...
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Writing and Scriptwriting Competition Logo
I'm very happy to announce the launch of a new Competitions section on Cyber Write. I've been working hard in the background and combing the internet to find details of ...
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What type of editor photo
With more and more independent writers publishing their work in electronic form, the old traditional publishing roles have become somewhat blurred. Proofreading is one of those roles that now seems ...
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Writing a book photo
You have an idea for a brilliant book in your head, and it won't go away. When you tell your friends about it, they all say you should write a ...
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Grammar Articles

British to American Spelling
Many people struggle when they need to write using a country's spelling that isn't their native tongue. After several years of looking up the differences, I now know most of ...
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Screenwriting Grammar Mistakes article photo
Ensuring your writing is grammatically correct can be a huge irritation and a time-eating monster, or it can be costly to pay someone to do it for you. Do you ...
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Grammarly Dissected photo
Whether you’re a veteran or a virgin to the world of writing, Grammarly is one of those tools that can help improve your prose. As a proofreader, Grammarly is one ...
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Correct
One thing I come across on a regular basis is the abuse of the poor semicolon. Reasons to use a semicolon are: Reduce the number of short sentences in a ...
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Correct
A lot of new writers seems to get more confused over when to use a colon than semicolons, yet the rules are simpler. Simply put, a colon is used to ...
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