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!