January 2019

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Learn how bestsellers are marketed and improve your chances of writing one, and much much more!

On Sale: 06/12/2018

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What's in this Issue?

In the January 2019 issue of Writing Magazine:


Aim high!


  •     What makes a bestseller and how do you write one?
  •     How to make your novel more readable

Essential how-tos:

  •     How to write a self-help book
  •     How to write cosy crime
  •     How to write flash fiction

Could you apply for a writing grant?

Rescue characters cut from your children's stories

Interviews and profiles

  • Multi-million selling author Cecelia Ahern on writing beyond the romcom stereotype.
  • Study the dark psychology of thriller pioneer Daphne Du Maurier
  • Bestselling historical crime author Andrew Taylor explains the breakneck pace that’s enabled him to write 45 books
  • Miscellanist and now Jeeves and Wooster author Ben Schott picks his five favourite reads

Plus, in Writers' News

  • 49 chances to get published
  • 21 competitions to enter
  • Over £68,000 in competition prize money
  • 11 exercises to try

AND much much more! 

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