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Writing Magazine

Dec 01 2019
Magazine

The saying goes that “everyone has a story in them” and it’s the mission of Writing Magazine to help you get yours out. Brought to you by real experts who know what it takes to improve your writing or get published, this monthly magazine is a must-have for all writers. Whether you write fiction, poetry, drama, children’s books, non-fiction or anything else, each issue features tips, practical exercises and real-life advice, that will not only help you get all that creativity onto the paper but also, get your name and profile out into the industry. With writing masterclasses from professionals, industry news, events listings, competitions where you can submit your work for fantastic prizes and real paid writing opportunities, Writing Magazine has everything you need to hone and improve your talents.

Writing Magazine

Welcome…

THE WORLD OF WRITING • Derek Hudson has been rummaging in all sorts of places in this month’s wide world of writing, from war reporters’ handbags to Gentleman Jack’s coded love notes

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • We want to hear your news and views on the writing world, your advice for fellow writers – and don’t forget to tell us what you would like to see featured in a future issue…

WRITER’S VOICE Book buying choices • Martin Reed, head of communications at the Society of Authors, shows how book buying routes can directly impact writers’ incomes

Hare-brained • Piers Blofeld wonders why modern publishers back fast-track one-offs rather than invest in authors who are in it for the long-run

Seeing is believing • Showing rather than telling will bring your creative writing to life. Make readers ‘see’ your story with advice from Michael Clough

TWO PENS ARE BETTER THAN ONE • Unstoppable crimewriting team Nicci French – aka married writers Nicci Gerrard and Sean French – explain their unusual, and highly successful collaborative process, to Tina Jackson

The grand tour • Author James McCreet examines a helpful way to think about plotting

A class of your own • Writers are defined by writing, not class, argues Adrian Magson and the only discrimination should be against bad writing

ASK A LITERARY CONSULTANT • Helen Corner-Bryant advises a writer whose debut has been accepted by an indie whether or not they should try for a mainstream publishing deal

The style & technique of WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY • Tony Rossiter examines a writer whose best-known work satirises upper-class society

HAZEL PRIOR • The debut author of the heart-warming Ellie and the Harp Maker tells Dolores Gordon Smith about her path to publication

Francesca Best • Editorial director, Transworld Publishers

Being present • Home-made gifts are the starting point to unwrap some new creative writing in these exercises from Jenny Alexander

WIN! £500 IN CASH PRIZES & PUBLICATION • OPEN Short Story Competition

One for sorrel

your own flavour • Jane Wenham-Jones advises a writer looking for original ideas for his plot that there’s nothing wrong with spicing up a tried-and-tested recipe

Under the covers • It took a while for first-time author Gillian Harvey to learn to love editing

MICHAEL DONKOR • The author of literary debut Hold share his top five reads with Judith Spelman

Under the Microscope • James McCreet puts the beginning of a reader’s novel under his forensic scrutiny

Who’s going TO READ that? • Author Catherine Fearns on the challenges of genre-crossing, and finding the right audience for an unusual novel

KiD GLOVES • Learn how to handle the child characters in your fiction with advice from Margaret James

I wish I’d known…

Seeing stars • Julie Phillips looks to the skies at night for these writing group...


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The saying goes that “everyone has a story in them” and it’s the mission of Writing Magazine to help you get yours out. Brought to you by real experts who know what it takes to improve your writing or get published, this monthly magazine is a must-have for all writers. Whether you write fiction, poetry, drama, children’s books, non-fiction or anything else, each issue features tips, practical exercises and real-life advice, that will not only help you get all that creativity onto the paper but also, get your name and profile out into the industry. With writing masterclasses from professionals, industry news, events listings, competitions where you can submit your work for fantastic prizes and real paid writing opportunities, Writing Magazine has everything you need to hone and improve your talents.

Writing Magazine

Welcome…

THE WORLD OF WRITING • Derek Hudson has been rummaging in all sorts of places in this month’s wide world of writing, from war reporters’ handbags to Gentleman Jack’s coded love notes

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • We want to hear your news and views on the writing world, your advice for fellow writers – and don’t forget to tell us what you would like to see featured in a future issue…

WRITER’S VOICE Book buying choices • Martin Reed, head of communications at the Society of Authors, shows how book buying routes can directly impact writers’ incomes

Hare-brained • Piers Blofeld wonders why modern publishers back fast-track one-offs rather than invest in authors who are in it for the long-run

Seeing is believing • Showing rather than telling will bring your creative writing to life. Make readers ‘see’ your story with advice from Michael Clough

TWO PENS ARE BETTER THAN ONE • Unstoppable crimewriting team Nicci French – aka married writers Nicci Gerrard and Sean French – explain their unusual, and highly successful collaborative process, to Tina Jackson

The grand tour • Author James McCreet examines a helpful way to think about plotting

A class of your own • Writers are defined by writing, not class, argues Adrian Magson and the only discrimination should be against bad writing

ASK A LITERARY CONSULTANT • Helen Corner-Bryant advises a writer whose debut has been accepted by an indie whether or not they should try for a mainstream publishing deal

The style & technique of WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY • Tony Rossiter examines a writer whose best-known work satirises upper-class society

HAZEL PRIOR • The debut author of the heart-warming Ellie and the Harp Maker tells Dolores Gordon Smith about her path to publication

Francesca Best • Editorial director, Transworld Publishers

Being present • Home-made gifts are the starting point to unwrap some new creative writing in these exercises from Jenny Alexander

WIN! £500 IN CASH PRIZES & PUBLICATION • OPEN Short Story Competition

One for sorrel

your own flavour • Jane Wenham-Jones advises a writer looking for original ideas for his plot that there’s nothing wrong with spicing up a tried-and-tested recipe

Under the covers • It took a while for first-time author Gillian Harvey to learn to love editing

MICHAEL DONKOR • The author of literary debut Hold share his top five reads with Judith Spelman

Under the Microscope • James McCreet puts the beginning of a reader’s novel under his forensic scrutiny

Who’s going TO READ that? • Author Catherine Fearns on the challenges of genre-crossing, and finding the right audience for an unusual novel

KiD GLOVES • Learn how to handle the child characters in your fiction with advice from Margaret James

I wish I’d known…

Seeing stars • Julie Phillips looks to the skies at night for these writing group...


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