Kill your Darlings!

Writing a book is like having a baby – except gestation usually takes much longer. So final edits, just before the book goes to production, can be terrifying things indeed. An editor’s fresh eyes are vital, yet their pen can potentially tear an author’s ego and heart to shreds in one foul swoop.

But when brilliantly talented editor and author Dianne Blacklock worked her magic on my second family drama Things We Cannot See, to be released by HarperCollins Impulse 1st January, 2017, she had me at Chapter 1. Her editing skills made me putty in her hands. I gotta say, I am really excited.  I think you are going to looove this book.

Oh –and the mug is my favourite, given to me by my friend Ruth when HarperCollins published my debut novel, What Matters Most, on 1st April last year. Every author needs a friend like Ruth. And every author loves a clever yet gentle editor like Dianne Blacklock.



  1. Mel

    Go Dianne, go!

    • diannemaguire

      You’re a champ Mel. Thanks for visiting. I hope ‘Things We Cannot See’ goes on your TBR list for a review. x

  2. Dianne Blacklock

    Hi Dianne

    Anna passed on the link to me. Thanks so much for your very kind words. I’m so glad you were happy with the edit! All the very best with Things We Cannot See! X

    • diannemaguire

      No. Thanks to you Dianne. Final edits are crucial and ‘What Matters Most’ was placed in the very best hands to make it shine! x

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