11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 8

In An Airport Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love- Oh no wait. That’s the opening…

Lorna Scobie makes a difference with The Art of Ping Pong

It’s almost time for BBC’s Children in Need and our illustrator Lorna Scobie has been doing her bit. Lorna has joined eight of the UK’s top artists and illustrators in teaming up with Fivefootsix and designing a ping pong bat for the charity. The bats (kindly supplied by Topspin Sports) will be auctioned from today until…

11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 7

With Something Aimed Primarily to Shock It’s not uncommon for an, “ew,” to interrupt the everyday workings of the Darley Anderson Agency. It’s not even unheard of for one of our readers to be heard exclaiming, “that word again,” when first opening a submission. You know the one I’m talking about. And believe me, none…

We’re Back!

Welcome back to the Darley Anderson blog after our summer/Frankfurt Book Fair break. Did you miss us? We missed you. Hope you’ve all had a brilliant time in the sun reading only great stories and that the writing process has been kind to those of you who write. We’re excited to get going again and…