If you are self-publishing, then don’t turn off your readers with the 10 fatal writing errors described in this ebook, including confused tenses, head-hopping points of view, and dialogue without subtext.
Dr Euan Mitchell is a college and university educator who has been writing, editing and publishing books since 1993. He is a former senior editor for a multinational publisher. Euan’s published and indie-published books include fiction and non-fiction titles.
Each and every mistake is easy to fix once you know how. Each chapter begins with a diagram containing solutions to punctuation problems that may have eluded you for years, including tricky apostrophes, dashes and semicolons.
From Chapter 9, Semicolonic Cleansing: “Semicolons are punctuation bling. They look flashy and like to strut their stuff. But much of the time, novice writers just stuff them up.”
“Euan Mitchell, author of the independent bestseller 'Feral Tracks', knows his rock’n’roll … and this laid-back, ironic take on the Australian music industry in the ’90s captures the spirit of the time. It’s fast-paced and grungy, full of backroom intrigue and colourful characters.”
“Loved it. I felt I knew almost all the seedy, manipulative, gold-digging music biz characters – but fortunately only on a two-faced, air-kiss kind of basis … Funny, astute, honest.”
Rob Hirst, Midnight Oil
“In the same way that 'Spinal Tap' is not a fiction, neither is 'Making Noises'. The stuff in both stories really does happen.”
John Archer, Hunters & Collectors
“Euan Mitchell does a nice line in laid-back prose.”
Sydney Morning Herald
Marty is a rock musician on the wrong side of thirty who needs to change his tastes in music, women and cities. Billy is fifteen, talented and in prison.
The two are thrown together by the fast-talking former politician, Perce "Perk" Harrigan, whose powerful friends have handed him the plum job of launching the Oz Rock Foundation. Oz Rock uses taxpayer dollars to promote hip bands and quietly lift the Prime Minister’s youth vote.
Harrigan and his sultry but fascist assistant, Ingrid, need to ‘spin’ Oz Rock into orbit despite the cynics. They enlist Marty’s help to manipulate Billy to the top of the music charts. But their greatest enemy may not be the one publicly calling for Harrigan’s head.