Introducing: Narrelle Harris Writing Services

I’ve been offering writing services – including talks and workshops, editing and proofreading, manuscript assessment and mentoring – for a few years now. With the changing work landscape I’ve decided to formalise all the different services I can provide in a new business. Narrelle Harris Writing Services Even if you’re not in the market for an editor or mentor, I’ll […]

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The Weasel-word Edit

When I’m writing a first draft, I use certain words and phrases far too much, trying to capture the image and tone in my head for the page. Some scenes play out like a movie in my mind’s eye and I end up too prone to minute stage directions, to expressions that qualify and prevaricate and waver where no such […]

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Adulting like a pro

I know I go on a bit about the correct use of language, but I’m not a complete stick-in-the-mud. Language evolves, I know. New words come in, archaic ones get shown the door and you only need to know them when you’re reading Austen or Conan Doyle or Shakespeare. For all that, I’m very fond of the dynamic way language […]

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