Obtaining a Publishing Contract – My Story

Obtaining a publishing contract can seem like an uphill battle. Here, Ann Shakespeare, a columnist for the Church of England newspaper, a former writer for TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal and BBC World Service, and the former assistant editor of The Daily Journal lifts the lid on what went on behind the scenes of her first book, God’s Gift of Tremendous Power (Deep River Books).

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Free Yourself From a Writing Rut, Urges Hugh Ashton

After the success of almost 30 critically acclaimed novels, the prodigious British author Hugh Ashton, whose Sherlock Holmes pastiches have sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide, has penned Unknown Quantities, a series of dark short stories. To mark the book’s publication, Hugh reveals the driving force and inspiration behind his decision to branch out into a new sub-genre he describes as, “the slightly weird”.

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