The Manuscript Agency is proud to present the first in a series of author interviews with our published authors (and anyone else who might enjoy sitting down for a yarn with us!). This one is with one of our recently published authors, Catherine Gillard. We had a chat to … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Catherine Gillard
Tia is a regular contributor on our Facebook page and she willingly took up the 'Christmas Dreaming' writing challenge that I set a few days ago. I posted the following photos and suggested that my talented writers use the images as writing inspirations – to write a 1000-word (or … [Read more...] about Christmas Dreaming…and writing challenges!
Writing for children is a highly popular area, but also highly competitive. It also comes with some fairly rigid rules that the publishing houses like you to abide by. I am not saying that they won’t break the mould, but a lot of the time they will want you to know who your … [Read more...] about Publishing: Children’s books explained
In my ‘weekly’ (ahem) tidy-up of my office I came across an interview with the founder of The Manuscript Agency, Mr Brian Cook, which might give you an interesting overview of where we came from. He also offers some nice insights into the tricky world of trade publishers, giving … [Read more...] about Publishing: Tips for Writers
Finding the path to writing a ‘publishable’ piece of fiction is a balancing act: it takes good prose, a well-crafted plot, good pace, an engaging narrative voice, interesting characters, good dialogue, a unique or well-written premise… Writers often find the opening words, … [Read more...] about Finding the path to publication…writing ‘that’ book