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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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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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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