Meet the Team – Clare Wallace

It’s time to meet our third and final member of the Darley Anderson Children’s Book team – agent Clare Wallace! Clare has headed up the children’s agency for a number of years now and is on the lookout for new talent to add to her glittering list. Read on to find out what she looks…

On Writing: Cesca Major talks Plot

For any writer, first time or otherwise, you are inevitably going to come up against some issues with your plot: Is there enough drama in the second half? How do I get from A to B in an exciting and original way? Who should I kill off next? In the first of our ‘On Writing’…

Agency Newsletter

Hello! There’s always a lot going on at the agency, with authors, rights, submissions etc. but we always want to keep you in the loop. The newsletter is, again, packed with news. August is usually a quiet month in publishing – but not for the DA Agency. Our debut authors are enjoying immense success around…

11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 11

At the Wrong Time At the Darley Anderson Agency we ask that any writers who wish to submit their work to us should provide the first three chapters of their novel as a sample of their writing. This is, as I understand it, standard practice in the industry. However, at least once a week I…

11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 10

With Extended Dialogue (or in a car) “What do you mean you’re not going to do a blog post about not starting your novel in a car?” “Well, it’s just that we’ve already attacked airports and that’s led people to anticipate further attacks on modes of transport. Also to be honest I think the opening-in-a-car…