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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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Pip Jones on writing her series of children’s stories about an imaginary kitten called Squishy McFluff.

In August 2012 (having spotted the competition on the Writers Workshop website) Pip Jones won the inaugural Greenhouse Funny Prize, with her series of children’s stories about an imaginary kitten called Squishy McFluff. Two months later, she was offered a … Continue reading

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Warning: Attending the Festival Of Writing can seriously change your life. A guest post from Tor Udall

The truth is I was terrified. My comfort zone is a quiet room with only my characters and words for company, so the idea of spending three days with hundreds of writers I didn’t know felt challenging. Apart from having … Continue reading

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ISABEL COSTELLO on THE YORK EFFECT – HOW I GOT AN AGENT

The first I ever heard of the York Festival was a success story, of Shelley Harris winning the Friday Night Live competition and landing an agent with her debut novel Jubilee. I’ve since got to know Shelley who isn’t just … Continue reading

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A guest blog from WW Client Cathy Bramley ‘My Unconditional Love for The Writers’ Workshop’

When my Amazon parcel arrived I practically ripped it out of the postman’s hands. I opened ‘Writing a novel and getting it published for Dummies’, cast a casual eye over the first three chapters and I was good to go. … Continue reading

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Showmen: The Voice of Travelling Fair People by Sally Festing

In 2011 the Writer’s Workshop sent my book to Sam Jordison for a critique. I waited (he’s a busy man) and it was worth waiting for. He praised where he reckoned it was due. The form was good. It should … Continue reading

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Laughing all the way to the publisher

Earlier this summer, Julia Churchill, who runs the UK arm of the Greenhouse Literary Agency, launched the Greenhouse Funny Prize. The objective was simple: to find work that made her laugh. In her words: At Greenhouse we love all sorts … Continue reading

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A Guest blog from Merryn Fergusson.

A congratulations to Merryn Fergusson, who’s been an editorial client of ours in the past. Her book What is wrong with ME. A Case of childhood Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: The Illness and the Controversy was published by Grimsay Press on 19th … Continue reading

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We’ve been a bit slack recently at posting congratulations notices here and, shamefully, I know that we haven’t been giving a shout-out to some people who have hugely deserved it. But, by way of partial catch-up, a huge WW congratulations … Continue reading

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Congratulations

To Lucy Beresford, who came to the Festival last year, met the wonderful Juliet Pickering, and has now (A) signed up with JP, and (B) seen her non-fiction proposal sell to McGraw Hill. Congrats to both. And also to WW … Continue reading

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… to Katy O’Dowd, whose Scarlet Ribbon has launched History Press Ireland’s fiction range. That’s quite an honour and the book has had some lovely reviews already, not least from our friends over at the Historical Novel Society. Linda Proud … Continue reading

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Congratulations

Just a very quick word to say that Barbara Tate’s bestselling novel West End Girls has been optioned for film by World Productions. Barbara was a lovely client of ours – now sadly, sadly passed on. But she’d have been … Continue reading

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Roll over, Stephenie Meyer

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Stephenie Who? WW client Tim O’Rourke is now as close as kiss-my-hand to toppling the Queen of Vampires off her perch. The image (left) is taken straight from Amazon’s website – it’s the Kindle bestseller chart for “Children’s Love and … Continue reading

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The Blackbird Effect – guest post by John Taylor

Every so often we invite a WW client to give us a “My Path to Publication” type post – in order to make the point that everyone’s path is different and those paths are normally long. Our current invitee, John … Continue reading

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Congratulations

Bloodstained congratulations to Mark Roberts, whose Crimson Harvest has just sold (via Peter Buckman) to Corvus / Atlantic Books. Atlantic is one of the bets-of-breed indies that are doing wonderfully well at the moment. I hope they turn Mark into … Continue reading

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