Archive for March 2015

Morality and Second-hand Book Sales

Mar 13th, 2015 | By

Morality and  Second-hand Book Sales by Carys Llewellyn From time to time the question of author’s royalties on second-hand books enters the arena. There have even been heated exchanges in the Times on the subject and Mark le Fanu, General Secretary of the Society of Authors, has gone on record as saying: “It’s getting worse,

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Review: Creating Meaningful Dialogue

Mar 4th, 2015 | By

Great review for Creating Meaningful Dialogue from Sally Spedding, the Mistress of the Macabre herself and author of How To Write A Chiller Thriller … “Creating Meaningful Dialogue explores in depth every facet of this often-neglected aspect of fiction and non-fiction writing. Suzanne Ruthven leaves no stone unturned, and one only has to see the

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Kick-Starting The Novel

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By

Six-part course: Session 2 Theme, Plot & Structure The main reason why most first drafts of novels flounder is usually the lack of planning and preparation before the writer gets down to work. In the first session we looked at identifying the readership and publishers likely to be interested in your novel, and the 150

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