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Editing tips

Image: writers' editsEveryone teaches Creative Writing these days, but it often looks like no one teaches Precise Editing. We’re all led to believe that creative writing flows effortlessly from our finger tips in an unbroken stream of consciousness. It doesn’t. Good writing is hard work; good, finished writing is down to good, solid editing.

Few texts can fail to be improved by several rounds of re-reading and re-editing, cutting and honing until the best possible version is achieved.

And how do you edit, exactly? Here’s a basic tool set. …

Our rules for social networking

Image: Social Media iconsSomewhere between John Perry Barlow’s poetic and wildly optimistic A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” and the recent suicides of several teens bullied on Facebook and Instagram, the Internet became a brutal and seemingly unforgiving space.

We decided to document our own (short) set of rules for social media. Apologies if this reads like Baz Luhrman’s self-help record Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) … …

Welcome

Image: Watch fountain pen and old book pageWelcome to Proactivity Press.

Our new website is now live with our existing titles in print and some upcoming publications available to back order.

Our online shop is also live integrated with a secure PayPal checkout, so you can buy titles direct from us. …