Sideways author Rex Pickett: ‘Take risks. Be trailblazing’

Rex Pickett has achieved what most budding writers will only dream of: an agent, a publisher, a best-selling novel, a movie… He’s also pretty blunt when he describes the trials of being a writer. That combination makes for some incredible insight and no nonsense advice about what it takes to really make it.

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Interview: Andrew Thompson on breaking the trivia market and more

Back in September, I looked at the approach taken by Aussie author Andrew Thompson as a textbook way of scoring a publishing deal.

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Interview: Claude Bouchard’s approach to self-publishing and marketing

Claude Bouchard wrote the first of his hit Vigilante series in 1995 – and then left it in his desk for more than a decade.

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Interview: Daniel Kemp – From a London cab to a $30m movie

The story of Daniel Kemp’s writing career is just as thrilling as the tales he has put to paper himself.

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Interview: How Daniel Way became a Marvel comics writer

Daniel Way has been the custodian of some of the biggest comic book heroes ever created. During a long career with Marvel, he’s written stories for Wolverine, Deadpool and The Incredible Hulk to name just a few. But how exactly did Daniel Way manage to land this dream job? I don’t know, let’s ask Daniel Way.

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Interview: Patricia Carswell on making the leap from law to copywriting

It sounds like the synopsis of a new US drama: a successful lawyer finds herself tired of courtrooms and judges and makes a ballsy decision to pack it all for the pen and paper.

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Interview: Russell Blake on self-publishing and writing for 15 hours a day

The fact that Russell Blake has 21 novels to his name may not be unusual but, when you consider those tomes have all been released over 24 months, that figure becomes, well, downright strange.

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