How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part Four


Alternative Realities

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part four.

Editors and why they’re better than you

What works in my own head doesn’t necessarily play in anyone else’s, and it’s important to note that the two examples above are finished versions that will have been through the editors and returned with suggestions. And because I’m a writer that wants very much to keep on writing, I do something very counter-intuitive and subversive here – I do exactly what the editor asks and incorporate their suggestions.

Crazy I realise, but the tales I hear suggests that not every would-be writer breaks the mould of the expected editor-author relationship quite like I do.

By all means talk over ideas or make alternative suggestions, but they’re the ones whose job it is to turn your…

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