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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Four: How to Write Fiction (One) | Douglas Burcham

Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Four: How to Write Fiction (One) | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his series of articles on writing and reading for pleasure. “I enjoy thinking about how to write a good novel. It is a huge question and one that is impossible to answer completely; perhaps that is its fascination. So much is required from a novelist:  Originality, imagination, dedication, skill with words, sharp

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Reedsy: Ghostbusting and Connecting Publishing Professionals with Writers – Richard Fayet | Guest Post

via Reedsy.com In our earlier post today, we featured the press release for the launch of a new self-publishing e-book platform start-up, Reedsy. But Reedsy isn’t just another self-publishing platform. One of its primary strengths will be a marketplace for freelance publishing professionals. Reedsy hope the marketplace will make it easier for authors to locate

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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Three: Reading for Pleasure (One) | Douglas Burcham

[Douglas Burcham continues his series of articles on writing and reading for pleasure.] First, an apology! My third post for August was going to be a first instalment of How to Write Fiction to follow my June post – Why Write > Make a start and July – What to write > What you enjoy writing and

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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part 2: What to Write? | Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Douglas Burcham continues his series of articles on writing and reading for pleasure.  Part Two: What to Write?  “You will have to write what readers want and not write a story already written by another author.”  “Can you fly me to the moon and remember to come back?”  Of the two statements each is probably

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Publishing 101: The Publishers Weekly Introduction to Publishing and Self-Publishing | Book Review

Rachel Deahl is a journalist and news director at Publishers Weekly. She has just authored and published an e-book about the choices and paths facing writers when they have completed a manuscript; Publishing 101: The Publishers Weekly Introduction to Publishing and Self-Publishing. The book is intended to demystify the publishing process and offer writers a real-world take on what actually happens

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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part 1: Why write? | Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Douglas woke frightened in the night, sensing a grim reaper had left home, when would she arrive? … Could Douglas disappear? Part One: Why Write? Today is four years since I started to write fiction, well other than all the business reports I wrote before while at work. I suppose for up to five years

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Self-Publishing Experience Days: A Visit to CPI Antony Rowe UK | Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Douglas Burcham reports from a recent Self-Publishing Experience Day, which included a visit to CPI’s print and book manufacturing plant. On returning home from Chippenham last Wednesday I stopped at the WH Smiths kiosk at Reading station and felt pleased my first fiction best seller Gemini One had reached number two after my interviews on BBC and

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