Archive for November 2015

Writing Lucrative Non-Fiction

Nov 27th, 2015 | By

Pursuing a career as a freelance writer producing a regular supply of non-fiction articles, features and interviews is often the way the majority of writers earn their living.  The serious writer focuses on a particular marketplace and gradually builds up their contacts, often generated numerous opportunities from a single idea.  The freelance non-fiction writer is

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TURN TO CRIME & CRIME WRITING

Nov 20th, 2015 | By

  Judging from the best-seller lists, turning to crime can indeed be a profitable venture. And a long lasting one too when you consider that books by Peter Cheney and Edgar Wallace are still bought from second-hand book dealers and that both were at the height of their popularity in the 1940s; not to mention

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NOVEL WRITING

Nov 20th, 2015 | By

Novel Writing – Step 1 Novel writing is a complex business and certainly not for beginners.  For that reason we have split our novels category into two sections: one dealing with the different components of the novel and the other catering for the different genres. Step 1: Technique Because of the feed-back taken from a

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Speciality Subjects

Nov 11th, 2015 | By

We all have a speciality subject we can write about but we have to know how to approach them at the different levels of expertise of the reader – and experienced writers in the genre show us how to do it, complete with practical exercises that can be turned into saleable articles and submissions. For

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HOOKED (OR SCARRED) FOR LIFE

Nov 5th, 2015 | By

HOOKED (OR SCARRED) FOR LIFE For most of us, the like or dislike of poetry and literature, is formulated during our school days. Forced to learn Cargoes by rote, it’s probably the only question to which the entire nation can respond when … ‘dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, chugging through the Channel

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Writing Fiction

Nov 5th, 2015 | By

The majority of beginner writers have their sights set on writing fiction – usually short stories, with the more ambitious ambition of producing a saleable novel. Unfortunately this is one of the hardest markets to break into because in the past twenty years with the passing of so many  ‘small press’ publications that catered for

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