Editing – early lessons learnt from professional editors

In this blog I want to discuss editing, why it is so important, and when to do it. I also want to draw upon some of my early experiences with professional editors and communication in the business world. A simple definition of editing from Google is as follows: Editing is a stage of the writing …

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How many types of plots are there?

According to Christopher Booker's 'The Seven Basic Plots' most stories can be categories under one of seven basic structures. For example, Jaws, Alien and Beowulf would all  fall under the 'Overcoming the Monster' category. 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' fall under the 'Quest' category. Booker is not the only one to …

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