Broadcaster Sue Cook helps writers to get The Write Lines

Broadcaster Sue Cook helps writers to get The Write Lines


Acclaimed broadcaster and author Sue Cook is to present a series of three online radio programmes for writers, offering expert advice on developing a writing career, book marketing and publishing ebooks.

This special series of Sue Cook’s BBC Oxford radio programme The Write Lines was commissioned by Stories Unlimited, which organises National Short Story Week. The series is sponsored by companies which offer services to writers and the media partner is Mslexia Magazine.

In each programme Sue speaks to a panel of experts, who share their own writing experiences and insights into the publishing world. Guests include Alison Baverstock, publishing guru and senior lecturer in publishing studies at Kingston University; celebrity ghost-writer Roz Morris; and Mark Edwards, who with writing partner Louise Voss self-published a novel which shot to number 1 in the Amazon charts and led to a book deal with Harper Collins.

Over three informative and lively programmes the guests cover topics as diverse as coping with rejection, building a readership and writing the perfect sex scene.

The three programmes will be available from a dedicated online radio player at www.thewritelines.co.uk, www.nationalshortstoryweek.org.uk and on other selected websites and can be shared on blogs and via Facebook and Twitter. The programmes will also be available for download as podcasts from iTunes. They will be released over three weeks, on October 29th, November 5th and November 12th 2012 and will be available on demand from that point on.

Sue Cook says: “With the publishing industry changing and evolving at an unprecedented rate, I felt it was important to examine how writers’ lives and prospects are also changing and to offer them practical advice on keeping ahead of the game.”

Debbie Taylor, Editoral Director of Mslexia magazine says: “We are delighted to be media partner for The Write Lines’ new series of programmes, which cover topics of importance to all writers, whether established or just getting started. Book publishing is more competitive than ever before, so anything that can help raise an author’s profile or help us market our work is to be welcomed and it’s encouraging to hear how other writers have done it.”

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