Harriet Evans | 'I want to write about things that interest me'

On the sunny spring morning that we speak, Harriet Evans has been going through the page proofs of her 12th novel, The Beloved Girls, with a forensic eye—long before she was a bestselling author, Evans was a highly regarded editor—and it has not met her exacting standards. “I’m actually mortified by some of the stuff you will have read that I’m taking out,” she says, cheerfully, over the phone from her newly adopted home of Bath. “Bits where I’ve used the same word in a paragraph three times!” Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Vaseem Khan was reading about the history of Mumbai as part of research for his successful Baby Ganesh Agency series—which stars the newly retired Inspector Chopra and the elephant he inherits on his last day of work—when he came across a fact that made him sit up. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rian Hughes | 'I was very keen to write something where it is essential that the story be told in this interesting graphic fashion'

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Muriel centenary Sparks interest in women’s writing

Fi and Charlotte Duffy-Scott of Glasgow’s Category Is Books recommend eight books by Scottish women and non-binary writers, and Asif Khan, director of the Scottish Poetry Library, has done likewise with women poets. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine to Write Series of Marvel's Man-Thing Comics

Stine is achieving a "lifelong dream" by writing the comics, a five-issue series that debuts in February and will feature plenty of interdimensional weirdness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HC plans a summer of love for Harriet Evans

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 03/06/2011 - 08:40 HarperCollins is giving Harriet Evans' backlist a "summery" look as it plans its biggest ever campaign for the paperback release of her latest novel later this month. Love Always will be published in paperback and ebook on 23rd... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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“Write the tale that scares you . . . I dare you.” Michaela Coel has some writing advice for us.

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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

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New Writing North offers TV writing placements

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Struggling as an author? Stop writing only what you want to write

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Rosie Jones | 'I wanted to write the book I needed as a child'

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Canada’s Kids Can Press Opens a ‘Black Write’ Incubator with Nelvana

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Food

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Nicholls, Barker and Makumbi in novel-writing podcast series

A podcast has launched aimed at helping aspiring writers to write a novel, with guest speakers including acclaimed authors such as David Nicholls and Pat Barker. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘We Wrote in Symbols’ is a groundbreaking collection of Arab women writing about love and lust

Edited by Palestinian British writer Selma Dabbagh, this compilation brings together 101 works from more than 70 female writers. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Sarah Gilmartin | 'I loved writing and I knew I wanted to continue to do it after college'

Sarah Gilmartin admits "there has been a game-keeper turned poacher headline” in the Irish press in the run-up to the release of her début novel, after putting in eight years as a literary critic for the Irish Times. And she was a very specific sort of gamekeeper, as her brief for the Times was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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