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: 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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‘There are fewer and fewer people who will read a free book’

You’re a brand new writer sheepishly e-publishing your debut novel, why would anyone want to pay for words from a greenhorn like you?

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Found a few fans? Write what they know

You’ve written a nice little zombie horror and, hey look, a handful of people have even bought it! Now’s the perfect time to get to work on that period romance that’s been rolling around your head.

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