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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How to start your writing career tomorrow

This is the only advice you really need.

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Unsolicited submission: How to grab the attention of a script reader

The best most writers are likely to get from a script reader is an automatic response.

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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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Want to be a copywriter? Enlist with an agency (and 4 other tips)

IdeasTap (which is a great site by the way, check it out, I won’t be offended) has put together a handful of tips for the aspiring corporate copywriter. And a decent handful it is too.

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