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Following the unpredictable Matt Haig

Matt Haig is rightly regarded as one of the modern era’s most adaptable and imaginative writers. His novels leave critics weak at the knees, his children’s books are met with whoops of delight, and his personal non-fiction books are, well, personal and deeply insightful. However, the 45-year-old doesn’t believe there’s any real secret to his … Continue reading Following the unpredictable Matt Haig

Roots and Rejection: the secrets of success for Shuggie Bain author

Rejection is something Booker Prize winning author Douglas Stuart believes all authors should expect. But he believes remaining loyal to your roots can help in finally overcoming the hurdles. The 45-year-old fashion designer from Glasgow received more than 30 refusals before his debut novel Shuggie Bain, made it to print. The heart-wrenching story of an … Continue reading Roots and Rejection: the secrets of success for Shuggie Bain author

Fanfiction and self-publishing led author Erika (E L James) to billion-dollar sales

Could you follow in the footsteps of the self-publishing author who went on to sell 125 million books and be named in the Top 100 Most Influential People? Realistically, most new authors who self-publish their way onto the page will never likely be able to give up their day job. But there are exceptions. And … Continue reading Fanfiction and self-publishing led author Erika (E L James) to billion-dollar sales

Mrs Lowry and Son screenwriter on his new book with PublishNation

Award-winning writer Martyn Hesford encourages budding writers to break the rules, keep on going, and “believe in yourself. Tenacity is everything.” The BAFTA-nominated writer behind such gems as Mrs Lowry and Son was born in Salford and graduated from grammar school to study acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. For … Continue reading Mrs Lowry and Son screenwriter on his new book with PublishNation