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A Guest Post from Novelist Allie Spencer. Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas From? Alongside ‘are your characters based on real people?’, ‘don’t all writers earn shed-loads of money?’ and if, like me, you are in the rom com market: ‘would you like to write a proper … Continue reading

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Tracy Rees: Festival of Writing, Delegate to Speaker by way of a Richard & Judy Bestseller

My Experience of the Festival of Writing. In 2013 I attended the Festival of Writing in York. That was the year I realised that nothing could protect me from the siren call of scribbling stories for a living so I’d … Continue reading

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YORK for all reasons. Whatever stage your writing is at The Writers’ Workshop Festival of Writing can inspire and help you.

by Anne Corlett 2012 wasn’t my first visit to the The Writers’ Workshop Festival of Writing. I’d attended in 2011, clutching the unedited manuscript of my first novel, Telemachus. It had been about ten years since I’d made any serious … Continue reading

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Festival Success and overcoming Big Scary Things: Jo Cannon’s story

This blog is written by the lovely Joanna Cannon who attended Festival of Writing 2014. Having won the Friday Night Live competition Jo walked away with seven offers from literary agents and eventually signed with Susan Armstrong from Conville and … Continue reading

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Amanda Saint: How the Writers’ Workshop helped me write a novel that got a publisher

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Recently I had my dream come true of getting a publisher for my debut novel. Once I’d calmed down enough to start making some sense again one of the first things I did was email the team at the Writers’ … Continue reading

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Kerry Fisher: My top five reasons for coming to the Festival of Writing.

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Kerry Fisher is doing a workshop with her agent, Clare Wallace from Darley Anderson, about the all-important agent/author relationship at this year’s Festival of Writing. Kerry knows about life on both sides of the publishing fence. Her debut novel, The … Continue reading

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And we’re live for another year – Criminal Lines 2015 is officially… open!!

Criminal Lines 2015 Dust off your pens laptops murder weapons… Criminal Lines is back for 2015!   Last year AM Heath in association with The Writers’ Workshop launched Criminal Lines, a crime-writing prize open to unagented, debut authors, born or … Continue reading

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SHARP OBJECTS & CURIOUS PLACES: WHERE DO NOVELS COME FROM? A guest post from author Claire Dyer

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Claire Dyer’s poetry collection, Eleven Rooms, is published by Two Rivers Press. Her novels The Moment and The Perfect Affair and her short story, Falling for Gatsby, are published by Quercus. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal … Continue reading

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A guest post by C M Taylor: A Novel Form of Story

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This is a guest blog post by C M Taylor who is the author of five novels. Premiership Psycho (Corsair 2011) and the Amazon best-selling Group of Death (Corsair 2012) form two thirds of a satirical trilogy about contemporary celebrity … Continue reading

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New Year, New Course! READING FOR WRITERS

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If you are what you eat then minds are certainly what they read. No matter in what direction your tastes lean, all the novels you’ve consumed impact, not only on what, but how, you experience our world. Obviously, most writers … Continue reading

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NOT delusional – a success story from client Fleur Smithwick

Some of us watch X Factor and we cackle and point and use the word delusional, but as aspiring authors, we are all a little delusional, and so we should be. You need to be able to tell a story … Continue reading

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Want to get published? You need to network… A guest post by Kerry Fisher

In 2010, the formidably efficient Susan Franklin rang the bell at the Festival of Writing and it was my turn to pitch my novel, The Class Ceiling, to an agent. An agent! A proper literary agent with the power to … Continue reading

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Festival Success: A guest post from Deborah Install on how our Friday Night Live comp put her on the path to a six figure book deal.

I’d been to the Festival twice before, but this year (2013) was the first year I would be taking something I really believed I could market. So when I received an email saying I’d been selected to read out on … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Funny Prize, 2013

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We’ve just opened the doors on the Funny Prize for 2013. Last year was so much fun, and we found such a star in Pip Jones (a WW client) and her young series SQUISHY McFLUFF (pictured celebrating her deal with … Continue reading

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The Sophie King Prize: an exciting new competition for romantic fiction writers

We are pleased to announce The Sophie King Prize. This romantic fiction short story competition aims to discover a great new romance short story. The winning story will be chosen by best-selling novelist and short story writer Sophie King. The … Continue reading

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