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.