Phoebe Morgan is an author and editor. She studied English at Leeds University after growing up in the Suffolk countryside. She has previously worked as a journalist and now edits crime and womenâ€™s fiction for a publishing house during the day, and writes her own books in the evenings.
Today Phoebe shares her writing tips for aspiring authors.
I think itâ€™s very important to read a lot, get to know your genre, find out what works and what doesnâ€™t work. Iâ€™d also suggest getting your work read by beta readers or joining a writing group that might help critique your manuscript â€“ itâ€™s always good to get other opinions and find out if whatâ€™s in your head makes sense on the page! Donâ€™t be afraid of editing your book, either â€“ get your first draft down and then go back through it, again and again, moving chapters around or making cuts where necessary. No one ever writes a perfect first draft so the editing process is something you need to get used to.