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Red Editing Pen

Each month, we give you a few sentences which would all benefit from some careful use of your red editing pen. As writers and regular readers of Writing Magazine, you should not find any of these too difficult. But if you would welcome a little help, you can always check out Richard Bell’s suggested solutions set out below:

Here are this month’s examples:

1 The case for hiring an agent is widely pedalled, but Maia, whom had enjoyed some success with her series of children’s books without the help of an agent, was working to perpetrate the series.

2 Jonah used both pen and pencil to make his interview notes and felt that it made no real difference. He would not admit to belonging to that group of writers whose note-taking was illegible.

3 He liked his thrillers to have climatic endings that he hoped would scarify his readers.

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Bumper issue! Your guide to 2018's writing events and festivals Inside the new issue, discover what you can learn about writing by studying Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle, and get up to speed on what's happening in the grip lit genre. Learn how to conquer rejection and move your writing on, and see how our star interviewee, Katherine Arden, took inspiration from folklore and history for her magic realist historical fantasies. • Keep up to date with the latest writing competitions and opportunities in Writers' News.