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John Yorke Into the Woods podcast

Had to share this fantastic podcast of an interview with John Yorke, covering effective use of structure in story, creating compelling characters, tips for subtle exposition and cliffhangers. It’s not often I listen all the way through an hour-long podcast … Continue reading

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The Magic of Storytelling

Who doesn’t love fairy tales?  From that lyrical “Once upon a time”, which tells us we’re entering another realm, to the “Happily ever after”, which we all seek, children and adults alike. Of course there are fairy tales with unhappy … Continue reading

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Make Profit Selling Your ebooks

More good news for established authors. Wuthering Ink – wutheringink.com – is a new Australian portal, set up by author and writing teacher, Sue Woolfe, along with other authors: Bem Le Hunte, Libby Hathorn and Louise Katz. Macmillan Publishing Solutions … Continue reading

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Author Self-Promotion That Works…

Worried you’re wasting precious writing time banging away at the social media drum trying to sell your book? I’ve just read a great author blog by Delilah S Dawson at whimsydark.com. A traditionally published author who also “plays about with self publishing on … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman Resigns From OLF

Iniquitous is a good word. I use it only when I believe something is very wrong, very unfair and, at the same time, reeks of dishonesty. So while I’m sorry to hear Philip Pullman has resigned as patron of the Oxford … Continue reading

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What Waterstones Can Teach Writers

Don’t you just love mavericks? Stephen Heyman writes on slate.com about how Waterstones’ fortunes changed for the better when Alexander Mamut, described by one broadsheet as: “The most powerful Oligarch you have never heard of”, bought Waterstone’s (when it had … Continue reading

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Successful Marketing for Writers

Any writer who wants to see patience and perseverance in action, read this piece by Claire Kirch in Publishers Weekly, on Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin. He self-published his children’s book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep about five years ago, in … Continue reading

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