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Where do you get your ideas from? It’s a question I am asked regularly. And my answer is ‘everywhere’. Considering my profession is writing, I spend much more of my time thinking about what I might write rather than actually noting it down. I am a compulsive thinker – not just that, but I like […]
People who work in book publishing always have a ridiculous amount of reading to get through. I once worked on what is pejoratively termed the ‘slush pile’ in the HarperCollins fiction department, where I would often be the first reader. As such, I would get to decide if the story was worth further consideration by those higher […]
This blog also appeared on the Random House ‘Random Blogs’ website on 9th April 2010 I was recently asked advice on how to become a published writer. Here’s my take on what it takes: Originality In general, the more original your concept, the better. But originality must still be able to be placed within the […]
An older version of this blog also appeared on the Random House ‘Random Blogs’ website on 8th April 2010 For me, for a long time my writing was my hobby, and as such I would get through everything else first, promising myself writing time later, as some kind of reward. However, it’s far too easy […]
This blog also appeared on the Random House ‘Random Blogs’ website on 6th April 2010 It is always interesting to see how writers respond to editorial guidance. Some are completely open to suggestions, others are not, and there’s a third category who seem to be keen for a critique, but then either don’t like the […]