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Broken Bones – The editing begins

It seems that many people think that once they’ve submitted a story and have been accepted, that the work is over. It’s not. For Alternative Realities acceptance is a sign that we enjoyed your writing enough to want to publish it under our name. However, no story is perfect first time. I’ve edited everyone from beginners through to New York Times Bestsellers and all of them have had errors or aspects of the story that could be corrected.

I’m not saying that editors are perfect, we’re not. I have made mistakes, either through misinterpretation as to what the author was trying to say or because my brain took a correctly spelled but incorrect word and replaced it with the correct one. Try it, this happens moire than you think. See what I did there?

And so, my authors (yes, that’s right they’re MINE) are now starting to receive emails from me with comments, suggestions, questions and corrections. I look forward to seeing what I get back because these stories are already awesome!


About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


3 thoughts on “Broken Bones – The editing begins

  1. Hey Matt, just checking to see if you got the info you needed from me for the anthology? Thanks!-Matt Piskun

    Posted by mpiskun | April 2, 2017, 7:39 pm

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