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Writers' Resources has been developed to help writers get published or to self-publish

We have enlisted the help of a number of distinguished writers and publishing figures to develop our Writers' Resources. Over the years this has become a massive resource base for writers.  Read more

Write About What You Know

WritersServices Factsheet  2 by Michael Legat   Read more

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Michael Legat's Factsheets for writers

Specially written for the WritersServices site. 

Michael Legat was an acknowledged expert on writing and publishing, and the author of many books for writers.  Read more

Literary agents | Factsheets

Literary agents

WritersServices Factsheet 3 by Michael Legat

Literary Agents

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Literary agents do not normally deal with short stories or articles for newspapers and magazines, unless the author is very well known and therefore able to command large fees for such work.   Read more

Writers' research | Factsheets

Writers' research

WritersServices Factsheet 4 by Michael Legat

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Research is an indispensable part of writing for most authors, and for many it is so enjoyable as to be a danger – don’t get so absorbed in research that you forget to write your story, or feature or book.  Read more

Submissions | Factsheets

Submissions

WritersServices Factsheet 5 by Michael Legat  Read more

First & last pages | Factsheets

The First Page and the Last Page

WritersServices Factsheet 8 by Michael Legat

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It is essential that the beginning of anything you write should make the reader want to go on reading.

If you are writing fiction, whether it is a short story or a novel, you should begin at or immediately before a moment of crisis.  Read more

Fame & riches | Factsheets

Shall I be Famous? Shall I be Rich?

WritersServices Factsheet 9 by Michael Legat  Read more

Qualities of a writer | Factsheets

The Qualities that Make a Write

WritersServices Factsheet 10 by Michael Legat  Read more

Articles & Non-Fiction | Factsheets

Articles, Non-fiction and the Market

WritersServices Factsheet 11 by Michael Legat  Read more

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