Zadie Smith – Middle-of-the-Novel Magical Thinking

This video was filmed at the New York Public Library. Author Zadie Smith begins with this quote: 'In the middle of a novel, a kind of magical thinking takes over. To clarify, the middle of the novel may not happen in the actual geographical centre of the novel. By middle of the novel I mean … Continue reading Zadie Smith – Middle-of-the-Novel Magical Thinking

One of the most effective ways of editing your work

So, you have painstakingly crafted a novel, left it to rest, edited and re-edited. What next? There are many different recommendations for editing, especially during the final stages of your work. Most writers recommend using a different medium, which is more likely to flag up any issues with sentence structure and grammar. You can read … Continue reading One of the most effective ways of editing your work