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‘YouWriteOn’ Book of The Year Award Winners 2011

Congratulations to Robbie Smith, the winner of the 2011 Adult Fiction Award with his first novel ‘The Grower’. This apparently gentle trundle around the topic of allotments and the gentlefolk who dig for pleasure turns into nothing of the sort. … Continue reading

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How To Start A Book – Seven Tips For New Writers

How do I start a book? It’s an honest question, and one many seek answers to . . . and few find. Writers seem reluctant to divulge what drives them to write a specific book and, if the truth be … Continue reading

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Book Editors – The Fast Route To Getting Published

How book editors can help by assessing your early progress New writers often overlook the one person who could make their lives easier, and their books more marketable – a book editor. Understandable, perhaps, because, traditionally, writers’ first encounters with … Continue reading

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Ebooks – the new opportunity for aspiring writers to get published

Ebooks have arrived. Of that there’s little doubt. Over the past decade many companies have tried to launch ereaders that would bring the book reading habit to millions, but it took Amazon and its Kindle reader to set the market … Continue reading

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How to Find A Book Editor To Help You Write And Publish A Book

Easier said than done! I write books, and help others do the same and then get published, so it may be helpful if I describe how I first found an editor. It was pure luck! I bumped into her at … Continue reading

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An Editor’s Role in the Book Writing Process

Writers write and editors edit. Editors who attempt to muscle-in on the writer’s function need shooting – or deleting – at birth. But the temptation to suggest a word here, or a phrase there, is always present and hard not … Continue reading

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Writing That First Book

Not everyone has a book in them, believe you me! But with a little teasing out, most of us have the ability to write a book, and here at WriteAway we pass on the tips that can make it happen … Continue reading

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How to publish a book

Interesting real publishers and legitimate literary agents Of course, my title is a tease. And this article is all about submitting manuscripts to publishers and literary agents which they might find appealing – the kind that makes them a profit! … Continue reading

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