Read more: bonus content from Writing Magazine May 2017
Complement the May issue of Writing Magazine with exclusive extracts from our featured books:
• Read an extract from Lisa McInerney's new book The Glorious Heresies or listen to an audio extract from The Blood Miracles.
• From The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty (© Suellen Dainty, 2017, reprinted by permission of Washington Square Press, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.)
• Listen to the first chapter of Louise Jensen's The Gift.
• Read the first chapter of The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan
• Read Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F Scott Fitzgerald, or download it for offline reading from Project Gutenberg
Competitions to enter:
• Win a Jane Austen-themed stay at Holiday Inn Winchester and visit the Jane Austen House Museum
• Enter our open competition for a crime or thriller short story
• Give us an Unhappy Ending for this month's subscriber-only competition
PLUS: Read the judges' comments on this month's competition winners in our Competition Showcase
Read James McCreet's suggested rewrite of a reader's novel opening here