Writing and Late Night Talk

As mentioned in my last post I’m doing some late night talks with authors. I’m speaking with Angus Watson this week and I’ve got another two arranged for the coming weeks. We’ll be talking frankly about writing, publishing, being an author and anything else that takes our fancy. Once I have edited the videos theyContinue reading “Writing and Late Night Talk”

Good and Bad Advice About Writing and Getting Traditionally Published

I’ve been working on this for a while in parallel with other projects. Over the last few months I’ve been working on an ebook for writers. It’s called – Good and Bad Advice About Writing and Getting Traditionally Published. This is predominantly aimed at fiction writers and those looking to be traditionally published. The rulesContinue reading “Good and Bad Advice About Writing and Getting Traditionally Published”

How to find a literary agent

Next month on Saturday 6th May in London, I will be taking part in a Guardian Masterclass on How to find a literary agent. The masterclass is being led by my agent, Juliet Mushens, and both Peter Newman and I will be there for part of the event. If you’re a new writer, the processContinue reading “How to find a literary agent”

Guardian Masterclass – How to Find a Literary Agent

Next month in London, I will be taking part in a Guardian Masterclass all about How to Find a Literary Agent. The event is being led by my agent, Juliet Mushens, on Sunday 18th September. Below is a snippet of information about what to expect during the event, but there is a lot more informationContinue reading “Guardian Masterclass – How to Find a Literary Agent”

How I Found an Agent – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, this is a history of how I found an agent and later a publisher. One of the reasons for writing this is to try and dispel the myth that continues to circulate that in order to succeed in getting published you need to have connections and friends in the business.Continue reading “How I Found an Agent – Part 2”

How I Found an Agent – Part 1

Sadly the myth continues to circulate far and wide around the internet that in order to get anywhere in publishing you need connections. You need to know people who can grease palms, open doors, give you the secret handshake that will get you an agent and then a publisher. This is complete and utter nonsense.Continue reading “How I Found an Agent – Part 1”