James Leighton talks about Duncan Edwards: The Greatest

In a tweet can you introduce us to Duncan Edwards? Duncan Edwards played for Manchester United and England in the 1950s and is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time. Sadly, he died in the 1958 Munich air disaster when he was only 21 years-old. Where did the title “The Greatest” come…

An Interview with Jason Dean

Jason Dean was born in South London in 1966. He spent many years as a graphic designer before turning his talent to writing the kind of American thrillers he has always loved reading. He lives in Thailand with his wife and is currently working on his second novel. In a tweet can you tell us…

Literary Agency – Dictionary Corner – Publishing Terms Translated

Have you ever spoken to someone in publishing or browsed the submission portion of an agency’s website and wondered what on earth we’re all talking about? Well, wonder no more. Here in Dictionary Corner we will strive to shed some light on the technical jargon and industry lingos that often confuse new writers. Literary Agency…

An Interview with Clare Dowling

Clare Dowling has written nine bestsellers, and she’s been a scriptwriter for Ireland’s top soap, Fair City, for over ten years. She stopped by our blog to chat to Clare Wallace about her latest novel ‘Would I Lie To You?’ and her life as a novelist, screenwriter and puppy walker. In a tweet can you tell us what…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.5: takemeseriously@sillybilly.co.uk Today I would like to share a story about something that happened to one of my closest friends. We’ll call her Ellen, because that is her name. When Ellen was a fresh-faced 14-year-old she decided it was about time she got herself a personal email account. But what to pick for her address?…