Category Archives: Advice

Five-way auctions and six-figure deals…

…are great but not the usual outcome for debut authors. Everyone knows it happens but it’s rare and it’s not always a good thing. All that money invested by the publisher is a lot of pressure and if that advance … Continue reading

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Properly exciting update!

Regular readers will know that I’ve been faffing about with the manuscript for Death Will Find Me for what seems like forever. The last piece of real news was that a few months ago an agent that I was really … 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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The wisdom of Ira Glass and why it’s ok to worry that your creative endeavours aren’t good enough

Like almost every writer I know, I worry that my work isn’t good enough. That it never will be good enough. That I should forget about writing and accept that I am a consumer of other people’s creativity and not … Continue reading

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10 brilliant podcasts for writers and readers

I first discovered podcasts when everyone was talking about the first series of Serial towards the end of 2014. Up until then, I’d kind of assumed that they would be slightly amateurish, poor quality journalism and that they’d sound as … Continue reading

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