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.
The August issue of Writing Magazine is out. Philippa Gregory is interviewed by Judith Spelman about her passion for history and her new novel The Kingmaker’s Daughter. This Is How It All Ends author Kathleen MacMahon discusses her writing day and the luxury of writing time. Children’s writer and illustrator Steve Smallman talks about how he got published, and there are features on CJ Sansom and Redemption thriller writer Will Jordan.
More besides, including the regular columns, features on the secrets of successful ebooks, how to edit like a pro, using an iPad as a writing tool, what a writing MA can do for you, improving your journalism, breaking into health writing, fiction and non-fiction writing columns, advice and tips, poetry, competitions, and my usual market reports and news roundups in Writers’ News.
The July issue of Writing Magazine is out. Patrick Gale is interviewed by Judith Spelman talking about everything from The Aerodynamics of Pork to new novel A Perfectly Good Man. Eden’s Garden author Juliet Greenwood discusses exploring her character’s interior lives. Agent Madeleine Milburn examines what makes a successful women’s fiction submission and with tongue in cheek, Birthdays for the Dead crime writer Stuart MacBride describes his working day. Debut author Liz Fenwick looks back on how she got her novel The Cornish House published and Tony Rossiter reveals the keys to the success of bestselling writer Carole Matthews.
More besides, including the regular columns, a cautionary blogging tale, writer’s holidays, the pleasures and pitfalls of Pinterist for writers, fiction and non-fiction writing columns, advice and tips, poetry, competitions, and my usual market reports and news roundups in Writers’ News.
The June issue of Writing Magazine is out. Peter James is on the cover and interviewed inside talking about making crime pay. Discover “Why I’ll never write for the Daily Mail”. Julie Cohen discusses My Writing Day and there is advice from non-fiction agent Andrew Lownie, pieces on becoming a columnist, a home and garden writer and much more. Everything from handling controversial topics and moral ambiguity in fiction to help with online marketing from social media expert Rebecca Woodhead. Beat the Bestsellers looks back at Kenneth Grahame and regular features include Grumpy Old Bookman and From Script to Screen. And as usual I’m in there with assorted news and publishing opportunities.
The April issue of Writing Magazine is out. Cathy Kelly is on the cover and interviewed inside talking about her latest book, The House on Willow Street. Eve White discusses her hectic life of a successful agent, and medieval thriller writer Karen Maitland shares her writing routine. There’s a profile of new crime writer Claire McGowan, a report on Faber Academy’s short fiction boot camp, notes on crime writing research, advice on creating an author website, guidance on getting the best from an interview and features on social networking and ebook self-publishing. More besides, including the regular columns, Fiona Harper on how she got published, Grumpy Old Bookman Michael Allen, author and social media expert Rebecca Woodhead, and my usual market reports and news roundups in Writers’ News.