Author Archives: vanessa

What non-writers don’t know about literary agents. Or, it’s not like the Yellow Pages

As you know, I was recently taken on by a literary agent (still excited about that) and I’m getting down to writing my next book. More on that process later – trust me, it’s quite a change of mind-set. On … Continue reading

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Shelf notes: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

 This, Susie Steiner’s second novel, is crime fiction that goes beyond the usual police procedural. A missing young woman is at the centre of the story, drawn in detail even though we see little of her. Steiner does a great … Continue reading

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Writer? Four podcasts you should be listening to…

Podcasts only really appeared on my radar when Serial was a huge hit a couple of years ago. The wonderful thing about podcasts is that although some are very professional, it’s a  medium that almost anyone can create content for. … Continue reading

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At last…!

That’s it – the revised manuscript has been sent to the agent who suggested some tweaks. I have rewritten chunks, edited the rest and I think the novel is better for it. It has taken far longer than it should … Continue reading

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A quick update…

 Crikey, long time no see. How’s tricks? It’s been while since I was here, albeit a while where ‘write blog post’ has been a constant fixture on my to-do list. Then again, so has ‘go to the gym’ and ‘replace … Continue reading

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