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: 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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‘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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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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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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