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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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... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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All Things Are Possible: Mario Vargas Llosa on the Eternal Youth of Flaubert’s Writing

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You won’t find Dave Eggers’s new book on Amazon. That’s the most interesting thing about it.

“The Every,” a sequel to “The Circle,” suffers from the Web’s worst quality: unlimited space. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Vaseem Khan | 'I wanted to write a book just for myself, and I put in there all the things I love'

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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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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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Kelly Link Can’t Write Narrative Before 3pm: And Other Tips For Purposeful Writing

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Don’t write what you know, write what you feel: bestselling authors offer tips on World Book Day

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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

New Writing North, working with Channel 4, Northumbria University and Lime Pictures, is offering aspiring TV writers from the North of England 12-month placements in either soap or children’s drama production companies. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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

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Jonathan Escoffery: ‘I was trying to write novels aged nine’

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