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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The best way to get a book publishing deal – Fast!

First of all, my apologies.

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‘How Twitter helped me sell hundreds of thousands of books’

Claude Bouchard has almost half a million Twitter followers – but it’s what he does with them that has made the platform a crucial contributor to his book sales.

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How I Got My First Agent: author Daniel Kemp

Everybody wave hello to ‘How I Got My First Agent’ – a new regular feature at Real Writers’ Guide.

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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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Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman on jumping from TV to novel writing

“A beautiful prose sentence usually has no place in script dialogue.”

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