Publishers and agents are typically inundated with manuscript submissions from authors seeking publication. And as a result, ‘the authorities’ (as I shall hereby refer to them as) are looking for reasons to reject your book. The standouts are standouts, and speak for themselves. … [Read more...] about Word count by genre: How long should my book really be?
Writing by Genre
I am in awe of people who can write a novel. It is no simple task to write that many words – let alone tell a compelling, well-written story. And it certainly isn’t always easy to commence writing your novel either. Even for the most experienced writers, writing a novel is no … [Read more...] about Novel Writing: Getting started
I am sure it is not surprising, but writing a synopsis is the hardest task for most of our authors. It’s rare to find anyone completely confident in their synopsis and cover letter – even if they think they have written the world’s best book! It’s hard. And we – the industry … [Read more...] about Writing a Synopsis
Terry, can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? I was born in Scotland, a lifetime ago. At school, the only subject that interested me was English and that interest paved the way to a 37-year turbulent career in journalism as a reporter, editor and publisher. Along the … [Read more...] about Author Interview with adventure/thriller writer, Terry Quinn
Laurie Bell, can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Sure thing. I work as an administrator (yes, I have a full time job), and once upon a time I was a teacher. I have been writing ever since I was a kid, reading even longer than that. My poppa used to read me stories … [Read more...] about Author Interview with fantasy fiction writer, Laurie Bell