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Agent Jo Unwin has been an actress, a literary scout, and a literary agent. She now runs her own agency. The agency has been running since 2018, and represents debut and bestselling authors including Shelley Harris, Kit de Waal, Nina Stibbe, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Richard …
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There have been numerous recent examples of highly successful self-published authors turning to traditional mainstream publishers for the next stage of their careers. Examples include: James Oswald. Offered his first book free on Amazon, by way of a taster for …
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If you make it as a writer, it is highly likely that your relationship with a literary agent will be the most enduring and important of your entire career – so the decisions you make at this stage really matter! …
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Why should you start your novel with a great first line? First, because your novel will lie under a pile of manuscripts on an agent’s desk. When it reaches the top, it needs to grip that agent straightaway. If it …
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Author-turned-literary agent Nelle Andrew (writing under the name Nelle Davy) is a 2016 Bookseller Rising Star; representing Sunday and New York Times bestsellers, and many award-winning novelists with Peter Fraser + Dunlop. We sat down with Nelle for a frank interview …
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Guest author and blogger, Anastasia Parkes (or Primula Bond, her often used pseudonym), has been a successful writer of erotic romance and domestic drama for over 20 years, but has always had passion for exploring ‘real life’ scenarios and teasing the …
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Guest author and blogger, Anastasia Parkes (or Primula Bond, her often used pseudonym), has been a successful writer of erotic romance and domestic drama for over 20 years, but has always had passion for exploring ‘real life’ scenarios and teasing the …
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Guest author and blogger Haydn Middleton has nearly 40 years of successful writing experience, with seven fantasy novels as well as over a hundred historical children’s books to his name. This post focuses a character construction issue that Haydn sees in many manuscripts he …
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Guest author and blogger Lauren Sapala is a writing coach who specializes in personal growth and artistic development for writers. She is also the author of The INFJ Writer and writes about writing, creativity, and personality theory on her blog. …
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Guest author and blogger Sarah Juckes gives her tried and tested advice on how to get over writing your first book, and beginning your second.   I know what you’re thinking. Why do I need to read a blog post about Second …
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