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Writing Advice

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A friend of a friend… advised that agents are more interested in writers that have already had something published – er, that’s the point!  However, she did suggest I try first with Woman’s Weekly.  So, I listened, bought the magazine – found out they did a ‘Ficiton special’, bought that and blow me Down but also found two brilliant magazines.  One called Writers’ Forum full of tips, advice, writing competitions and stories which had been critiqued!  It is excellent.  the other is called Writing Magazine and, please excuse the lack of vocab from a prospective author, but ditto.  If you’ve never come across them then you simply must give them a go. 

I have had to get my highlighter out to pull out the top tips; there are so many.  I emailed my most enthusiastic fan (my wonderful sister-in-law and prospective author Linda) and told her I had, to put it bluntly, hit a brick wall.  But now, having spent ten minutes with Writer’s Forum my blood is thrumming with the need to regurgitate all the ideas whirling dervish-like inside my mind.

Thank you Linda for being a sounding board.  Thank you Writers’ Forum for – well, the kick up the backside!

Author: Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2014 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banished-ebook/dp/B008PGM4TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361913026&sr=8-1. If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you lied it - or even why not!

One thought on “Writing Advice

  1. Bless you Bina – love Linda

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