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7 Literary One Hit Wonders

Originally posted on Guy Portman's Blog:
This week sees the latest instalment in my famous author series. Last week’s post, 7 Famous Authors Who Died Poor, proved to be…

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

There are a lot of myths about writing, says Sci Fi writer David Brin – ignore them all. Quotes for Writers (and for people who like quotes)

The romance surrounding the writing profession carries several myths: that one must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright; … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

A novel first birthday – and a #Giveaway

Originally posted on Laura Wilkinson:
Public Battles, Private Wars is one year old today and this small anniversary gives me an opportunity to show my gratitude to all those people…

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Write for us – new imprint of Harper Collins wants crime and thriller writers

Right now KillerReads – the new e-first imprint of HarperFiction at HarperCollins – have an open submissions window. They want full length book manuscripts that fit into their publishing niche: … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 11 Comments

A bursary for emerging writers – fiction and short stories

If you live or work in south east England – defined as Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex – think seriously about … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

Fanfiction Author on why it works for her (and might for you)

Today I’m delighted to hand over my blog to J. E. Hallows who explains how she entered the world of Fanfiction…Fanfiction is a term applied to writing that it is … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic said Terry Pratchett Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic. American writers in particular find this much harder to grasp. You need to have your feet on the ground as much as your head … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Write Comedy for the BBC

The Comedy Script Room at the BBC is open for unsolicited manuscripts but only to April 1st. Click here for details on how to submit and comedy resources (such as … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 7 Comments

Creative Writing Course in Brighton starting in April

I’m returning to teaching in April and, as the course has been heavily oversubscribed, we have decided to run a second on the same day so if you’ve ever wanted … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Terry Pratchett on books and writing Quotes for Writers ( and people who like quotes)

Too many people want to have written. Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. The space between the young readers eyeballs and the printed page is a holy … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 9 Comments

You can learn a lot from films…

On Fridays I am returning to some of my favourite posts from the past. To paraphrase BBC radio: this is your chance to read again…This post comes from April 2013 … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

How non-fiction writers can win a publishing deal

I’m often asked to write reviews and rarely agree. I said yes to The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified because Wow! Women in Writing – an American e-zine – offered me … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why a novel is like a car…Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

It is perfectly legitimate to write novels which are essentially prose poems, but in the end, I think, a novel is like a car, and if you buy a car … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

If you’re near Brighton this evening…

Come along to this Oxfam event to raise awareness for International Women’s Day (which is tomorrow) and funds for the charity. Entry to the bookshop in Kensington Gardens, North Laine … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 5 Comments