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Thank you, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, for the pic If the little wedding in London is sending your head awhirl with thoughts of court and nobility, you might like to know how to get your royals right First of all, there’s a general hierarchy. Emperor beats king; king beats…
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This week I’m interviewing Laura Stanfill, author, founder of the literary imprint Forest Avenue Press. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. This is the final instalment. Find her on Twitter as @ForestAvePress Roz How much do you consider an author’s platform when deciding whether to offer on a manuscript? […]
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This week I’m interviewing Laura Stanfill, author, all-round literary citizen and founder of the quirky literary imprint Forest Avenue Press in Portland, Oregon. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. This is Part 3. Find her on Twitter as @ForestAvePress Roz Do you have staff? Laura I don’t have a staff, but I have […]
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This week I’m interviewing Laura Stanfill, author, all-round literary citizen and founder of the quirky literary imprint Forest Avenue Press. Part 1 is here. This is Part 2. Find her on Twitter as @ForestAvePress Roz There’s no getting away from the fact that literary fiction is trickiest to market. Laura Oh it’s so hard! Every […]
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This week I’m interviewing Laura Stanfill, author, all-round literary citizen and founder of the quirky literary imprint Forest Avenue Press. Here’s Part 1. Find her on Twitter as @ForestAvePress Roz Laura, tell me how Forest Avenue Press started. Laura It began as a grassroots display of community. And as a way to keep my brain […]
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If you dig way back in the archives here, you’ll find comments from Laura Stanfill. She was an energetic correspondent in the early years of my blog and we’re both fans of the slow-maturing, carefully built novel. In 2012 she went quiet and it turned out she’d been brewing an audacious project – her own […]
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Lee Martin wrote recently on his blog about how he hadn’t intended to write longform fiction. He started with short stories, and graduated to novels only when an editor suggested it. I hadn’t thought about it before, but that was also my path. Though I was considerably less masterful at it than Lee, who had […]
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How do we tease a bunch of ideas into a plot? How much notice should we take of common plot shapes such as the Hero’s Journey? Are they worn to death now? If we get creative and throw the rules out of the window, how do we ensure we don’t end up with an unreadable […]
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Novelists are sculptors of real-life, but some have to be particularly sensitive to their raw materials. Especially when that material is events that have made headlines in the news – natural disasters, wars, or terrorist incidents. That’s what I want to explore today. You might recognise my interviewee – Jane Davis, who has hosted me […]
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What’s it like writing books that other people put their names on? How do you get this kind of work? What makes a good ghostwriter? I recently recorded this interview at The Bestseller Experiment, and I’m hugely flattered because their guest hotseat has held some pretty famous bottoms.  Bryan Cranston has sat there. Richard Morgan […]
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