Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Long time no blog. Shameful, I know and rather feeble.
However, I have got lots done. Very pleased with students' anthology and I hope everyone is proud of their efforts.

I've spent a lot of time this term grumbling about layout and when to indent and not to indent. Also, it is a pain that the default setting for most word processing comes with a double space on return, because fiction isn't set out like that. But it isn't impossible to change! Find a kind young thing to change it for you if necessary.

Having advised that a forensic eye is necessary for submissions, I've discovered a missing word in something I've submitted which renders the third sentence gobbledegook. Ah well. Might be all right. Is it worse than the major factual error in my last shortlisted story? Gulp. I didn't just say that, really I didn't...


  1. It's funny how many times you can edit and still miss the small errors. So frustrating!

    Happy Easter :)

  2. I missed out the word 'be'! Aaargh! One of the dangers of slash and burn editing and also online submissions. If I had printed out the story I'm not sure it would have happened. Ah well. We learn. Do we?