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The March Magazine links you to some interesting online articles: 8 Writing Tips from Jeff Vandermeer, When do you need an agent? A novelist reveals all, Complete Fiction: Why 'the short Story renaissance is a myth' and Will Self: 'The novel is absolutely doomed.'

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Whats new: 9 July 2018 - What's new 9 July 2018
  • ‘A bestseller might be read by hundreds of thousands of people, but Apple Tree Yard on TV reached 8 million people per episode - one of the few occasions when an author can become part of the national conversation. But writing a good book on its own is not enough - it needs to be a...

Step into any bookshop today and you'll find too many compendiums of feminist heroines designed for both children and adults. The books might be recently published, but the formula is well-established: colourful illustrations opposite short descriptions of the lives and works of pioneering women...

Have you ever considered changing genre? I hadn't before last year when the decision was taken out of my hands. My debut women's fiction novel, Forgive Me Not, is out two weeks today. It's my tenth book. The other nine are romcoms, the latest being One Summer in Rome, all of them published under...

Growing up in Minnesota, Helen Hoang suffered from crippling social anxiety and struggled to make friends. She found refuge in romance novels, frothy stories that allowed her to experience intense feelings that were clearly spelled out on the page, always with the promise of a happy ending. "It...

With unit sales of print books rising 4% in the adult nonfiction segment-the industry's largest major category-total unit sales for the first half of 2018 increased 2% over the comparable period in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The gain follows a 3% increase in six-month unit...

Kurt Vonnegut's caution against the use of semicolons is one of the most famous and canonical pieces of writing advice, an admonition that has become, so to speak, one of The Rules. More on these rules later, but first the infamous quote in question: "Here is a lesson in creative writing. First...

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn explains why she wants to see "every kind of woman" represented as the TV version of her novel Sharp Objects reaches the screen.

When Gone Girl became a best-seller, some people were taken aback by its protagonist Amy, played by Rosamund Pike in the film....

Films based on books take 44% more at the box office in the UK and 53% more worldwide than original screenplays, research from the Publishers Association (PA) has shown.

Reliably, every year or so, you'll see headlines about new research that claims author incomes are on the decline. The most recent is from the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS), a British nonprofit run by writers for writers. (Download the report here).

Commentary: 'A lucky book' 9 July 2018

‘A bestseller might be read by hundreds of thousands of people, but Apple Tree Yard on TV reached 8 million people per episode - one of the few occasions when an author can become part of the national conversation.

Whats new: 2 July 2018 - What's new 2 July 2018
  • ‘Revision is absolutely necessary. If something is easily too good to alter, thank the gods, but don't expect it to happen again. Expect, rather, that you will need to improve upon the given, to continue the imperfect formation that your initial work has produced.

Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika has won the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story "Fanta Blackcurrant".

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