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Identify an agent who handles the kind of novel you’ve written. One way to do this is to find a book which has similarities to yours on the bookshelves and check the acknowledgements. An author almost always thanks their agent. Then check out their entry in Writers’ &...

What’s the single biggest flaw I see in writing? It has to be telling and not showing. Both on a micro and a macro scale. Show not tell is perhaps the piece of advice most handed out to writers. But what does it actually mean? Here’s a few pointers, on the...

KudosGet known and attract attention from the publishing worldPrizesHone your craft by practising writing and self-editing to professional standardsConfidence – the best reason of all. Just getting a story to a stage where you can enter a competition is a huge boost to a writer’s...