The fifth very helpful excerpt from this title from the A & C Black Writing Handbooks series deals with Surprising the Reader - the importance of introducing surprises into your storyline:
'For me, one of the most enjoyable aspects of reading a novel is being surprised. I love nothing more than to be shocked by a revelation or story development. I think most readers feel this way.'
Chas Jones's Writers' Forum article helps you understand how the media works and gives guidelines for producing an effective press release which will get coverage for your book.
Andrew Barrett, Scenes of Crime Officer turned writer, offers free help for crime writers wanting to make sure that the SOCO descriptions in their novels are correct.
Julia McCutchen, author of The Writer's Journey: From Inspiration to Publication joins WritersServices this week with the launch of our new Coaching service. This new service offers you the opportunity to develop your writing with the benefit of individual feedback, personal guidance and practical advice.
If you're wondering what exactly coaching is, Julia article shows you how individual coaching can help a writer by giving the opportunity to work with a publishing professional who has inside knowledge of what publishers and agents are looking for.
Julia believes that given the right circumstances, we can all access our true writer’s voice and have a deeply rewarding experience of writing.
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Our design, print and distribution service for self-publishers. The latest addition to the service is our WritersPrintShop online bookshop, which will sell your book for you on the Internet as soon as it's published.