Category Archives: publishing

Researching Publishers and Agents

Okay, so you have written that killer novel, had it beta read and copy edited and you have made it as good as you can possibly make it. Every word has a place and you are ready to send it … Continue reading

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Submissions, why it is important to do your research.

All writers get to the stage where they think their work is “ready” for publication. For those of us who would love to get a publisher (or agent) to take us on, there are a few things that are essential … Continue reading

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Writer beware!

Many years ago, from around 1997 to 2003 I spent many a long night over extended periods of time editing my first novel, The Long And Winding Road. When I thought it was “ready” I did my research and sent … Continue reading

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My fantasy writing

I have many books on the go at the moment and have finally come to two major decisions about my writing. I have previously self published a novel in 2004 that was a hard hitting thriller. I am also preparing … Continue reading

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Selling your books to bookshops

Okay, so you’ve self published your own book and done it the old fashioned way and have hundreds if not thousands of copies in boxes filling every available space in your home. I know, I have been that writer. What … Continue reading

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Submitting Manuscripts

I have often hear it said by writers that one of the biggest challenges they face is knowing what to send to an agent or publisher. I have some sympathy being one of those who are looking for representation and … Continue reading

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Honing the manuscript

When is enough? and when is too much? These are very difficult questions to answer as a writer. On the one hand the manuscript is your baby. You have invested hundreds or even thousands of hours getting it so far. Yet, … Continue reading

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