Why NaNoWriMo isn’t for me

So, this October, I once again got reminded of the fact that November 1st marked the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo to those in the know. The idea is that writers come together, virtually and physically, to write. The target set is to complete 50,000 words of a novel by the 30th [...]

By | November 15th, 2013|NaNoWriMo, novel, novel writing, write a book, writer's block, writing|0 Comments

National Novel Writing Month is Back!

Yes, it's back, and for those who didn't quite manage to take part last year, this is a little reminder to say that once again it's nearly time to get involved with National Novel Writing Month. From the 1st - 30th November, writers all over the world will be taking up the challenge set by [...]

Be Inspired in 2013

Now the chaos of December is over, and January's well intended resolutions have disappeared like a plate of comfort food on a cold winter's night, now's the time to take a breath and think about setting yourself a more realistic challenge for 2013. Most people tend to set themselves physical challenges, perhaps to get fit, [...]

Should Writers Read?

  All budding writers should take a moment to read this interesting post from Bloomsbury Publishing, answering the age old question, should a writer read a lot...will it help or hinder their writing by causing the writer to copy someone else's style?  The Writers' & Artists' team say: 'It is easy to find yourself flummoxed [...]

Rain…it’s not all bad!

This last week has been wet to say the least. The rain has put a dampener (excuse the pun) on things on more than one occasion, and I won't mention the impact it's had on the hair of women everywhere...men, take note...it's not our fault! But with the wet stuff failing to show any signs [...]

By | April 29th, 2012|copyediting, creativity, novel writing, rain, rainy days, write a book, writing|0 Comments

How Can The Festive Season Influence Your Writing?

With Christmas fast approaching (only 17 days to go), writers should be looking to make the most of the festive season. Christmas and the accompanying holiday period has the potential to be a great time for writers, whether it’s gathering observational material or just having more spare time to write, all writers should see this [...]

By | December 8th, 2011|Christmas, festive, inspiration, manuscript, novel, writing|0 Comments

Is the demise of pen and paper a bad thing?

The New York Review of Books recently wrote an interesting blog on the subject of the diminishing use of the traditional pen and paper. The thought provoking piece reminded me of the beauty of seeing handwritten words; letters formed with patience, care and attention to detail. An attention to detail that is far too often [...]

By | November 7th, 2011|creative, editing, errors, proofreading, spellcheck, writing|0 Comments

Welcome to JMD Editorial and Writing Services

Welcome to the first blog post for JMD Writing and Editorial Services. I suppose I should start by providing you with a brief introduction to the company, which was established in 2011 to help clients see the written word achieve objectives, whether that’s securing business, achieving grades or getting published. Offering proofreading, copywriting, copy editing, ghost writing [...]

By | November 5th, 2011|copywriting, dissertation, editing, editorial, JMD, manuscript, proof, proofreading, writing|0 Comments