Tag: publishing

Not quite our sort

This post sat in my tray until I read an article by Lucy Beaumont: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/article/2024/jun/06/im-sick-of-it-the-diabolical-reality-of-being-one-of-the-few-working-class-people-in-tv Perhaps it’s no surprise that I write about working class protagonists (with a chip on their shoulder). Like the saying goes, you write about what you know. The whole issue of class is an uncomfortable one. It manifests in ways …

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Just My Luck*

Unlucky for some? Come on writers, you know the feeling: Your book has been rejected with nary a hint of what you can do about it before the next submission. – One of your writer friends, who’s been at it less time than you have, telephones to share news of her latest contract / publication date …

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Kipling may have written: ‘… If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same…’ but I’ll bet his novel hasn’t just been declined by a major UK publishing house. Of the two imposters, I know which one I’d like to write to me! There are several positives, despite …

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