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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 4

With Onomatopoeia EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOW KER-SPLAT! I’m really sorry to have to tell you but that is the sound of a literary agent’s expectations plummeting at the sight of onomatopoeia in the first few lines of your novel. Especially if it’s written … Continue reading

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Getting Into Publishing

Have you ever wondered how on earth anyone actually gets into publishing? Are you yourself currently struggling to get your foot into any book-related door possible? Or do you just want to know a little more about us and our … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 3

With a Description of the Moon Quick! Pick a card, any card. Now think of a number between 1 and 10. Next think of a colour. And a vegetable. Got them all? OK? Carrot, red, 7 and either the Ace … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 2

With Your Protagonist Looking Into a Mirror The other day as I stared at my reflection in the bathroom mirror of my north London flat I recalled that my hair is fine and dyed a darker brunette then it would … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 1

Oh hi! How have you been? Crikey, what sort of weather have we been having? And the traffic on the way here? Absolute nightmare. Especially with these petrol prices, don’t even get me started. Still, that’s a lovely cardigan you’re … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.10: Be helpful The thing that I feel compelled to start off by moaning about today isn’t directly linked to covering letters but it is very close to them, too often it is pressed right up against them. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.9: Never judge a book by its Amazon review Whenever I want to know anything about anything I look it up on Wikipedia. I love Wikipedia. I could spend hours on there clicking from page to page. Incidentally, if you … Continue reading

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