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Michael Legat

Michael Legat 35 years in publishing, Editorial Director at Corgi Books, and Cassell; became full-time writer in 1978; author of 22 books, five novels, 17 non-fiction titles, co-author of 2 horror novels.
Written many magazine articles about writing and contributed to Encarta Encyclopedia

Revising manuscripts | Factsheets


WritersServices Factsheet 14 by Michael Legat

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Professionals revise, amateurs all too often don’t.  Read more

Libel | Factsheets

Libel in the UK Courts

WritersServices Factsheet 15 by Michael Legat

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A writer can be accused of libel only if what is written can be considered to be damaging to the person concerned.

If the libel denigrates the person’s professional work, it will be more damaging.  Read more

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Copyright in your writing

WritersServices Factsheet 16 by Michael Legat  Read more

Plagiarism | Factsheets

Plagiarism and Permissions

WritersServices Factsheet 17 by Michael Legat  Read more

PLR and Contracts

PLR, Contracts and Miscellaneous Matters

WritersServices Factsheet 18 by Michael Legat

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Public Lending Right in the UK  Read more

Children's books | Factsheets

WritersServices Factsheet no 12 by Michael Legat

Writing children's books

Many writers hoping to be published turn to children’s books as an easy option, but find that it is in fact one of the most difficult genres.  Read more

Publishers' contracts | Factsheets


WritersServices Factsheet 19 by Michael Legat

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Agreements between an author and a publisher, or a theatre manager or television company, are extremely complex documents, and you will undoubtedly need help in assessing whether the terms are acceptable or not.  Read more

What Do Publishers Want?

WritersServices Factsheet 1 by Michael Legat

What do Publishers Want?

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Plotting the Novel | Factsheets

Plotting the Novel

WritersServices Factsheet 6 by Michael Legat  Read more

Write About What You Know

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