In the September issue of Writing Magazine Adele Parks discusses Whatever It Takes to write 12 novels in as many years. Actor-turned-crimewriter Linda Regan explains how she got published with Street Girls and there are features on historical romance writer Linda Mitchelmore – To Turn Full Circle – and bestselling Below Stairs author Margaret Powell.
Margaret James explores defining commercial fiction for male readers, focusing on the adventure novels of Dave Gibbins, Matt Lynn and Simon Scarrow. Other features cover ‘second novel syndrome’, novel approaches, writing picture books for children, penning flash fiction and boosting your ebook profile. Agent Jane Judd discusses the importance of not giving up too easily.
More besides, including turning dreams into stories, Waterstones’ longest-serving manager on how writers can make the most of high street bookshops and top tips for writing about pop. Plus competitions, fiction and non-fiction writing columns, even more advice and tips, poetry, and my usual market reports and news roundups in Writers’ News.