Monthly Archives: July 2011

Does it ever make sense to employ a ghostwriter?

Over the years, the Writers’ Workshop has handled a fair few ghostwriting projects. The best of these have been massively successful. We have: helped an internationally bestselling thriller writer refine and perfect his latest work; written a non-fiction proposal for … Continue reading

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Literary Agents Listings Directory

I’ve left this post up as a kind of historic record. But it’s all old hat now. If you really want to find a useful list of UK literary agents then trot along to Agent Hunter. It’s the best thing … Continue reading

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Has Amazon made self-publication genuinely viable?

When researching my book on Getting Published, I phoned a very well known self-publishing company. I was, I said, a new writer, and was contemplating self-pub. I’d like to know roughly what sales I might expect if I published with … Continue reading

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Ideas for writing a book: where they come from, how to get em

We once got a strange email from someone saying that he wanted to write a book. He was sure he was a good writer, though he hadn’t actually written anything and didn’t actually have an idea for a story. On … Continue reading

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Should you ever pay a reading fee to literary agents?

We’re in the process now of compiling an online directory of literary agents. It’s going to be sortable, have very rich data in every agent and will be enriched with our own recommendations and advice – and absolutely no one … Continue reading

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