Category Archives: editing

Ash, by Alys Einion

This week I am pleased that my next novel, Ash,  has been nominated for the Guardian Not-the-Booker Literary Prize. Being on the Longlist is a real honour, so thank you to the person who nominated me.  https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2018/jul/30/not-the-booker-longlist-vote-now-to-decide-the-2018-shortlist?CMP=share_btn_link Ash has been a labour … Continue reading

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The Story You Always Wanted to Write – A workshop

In a few short weeks I will be offering a workshop at LFest, which takes place at Uttoxeter racecourse on 18th to 21 July. My workshop was born out of my own desire. I always knew, you see, that there … Continue reading

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One Month to Go . . . . . !

Well, today marks one month exactly until Inshallah, my first published novel is released. Today the publishers told me they are pushing the button to start the print run – making my longest held dream a reality. I can’t wait … Continue reading

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Editing

Editing is a bit of a nightmare, isn’t it? I’ve gone over the electronic manuscript again and again, and it’s driving me crazy. It’s not just the formatting, or the minor typos, or even the issues with remembering who’s who … Continue reading

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Writing is (not) Easy

Some people seem to think that writing is easy. You just sit in a corner and write, and the story pours out onto the page, perfect in form and structure, seductive in language. Being a writer is an easy way … Continue reading

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