June 2019

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Get started with travel writing, 46 chances to get published with our industry opportunities, Journalist turned novelist John Marrs explains how he writes pacy, tech-tinged modern thrillers, plus 25 competitions to enter to win cash and publication

On Sale: 02/05/2019

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Inside the June 2019 issue of Writing Magazine:

Travel writing

- How to set yourself up as a travel writer: getting contacts, practical issues, generating leads, selling articles, pitching, etc

- Techniques: how to actually write good travel articles. Techniques you can use in travel writing.

How to generate ideas

Finding inspiration: going for a walk, joining writers’ groups, discussion forums, news and aggregate websites, following links on wikipedia, take a local day out and dig into its history, 

Public Lending Right - 40 years old

The system that gives authors payouts for library and other loans, photocopying, etc. How much PLR has achieved and how authors can claim their share.

War on clichés!

How to avoid falling back on hackneyed phrases, and why you should them. eg sick as a parrot, etc. Good writing style. 

Author experience

How Tina wrote two books in a year, one history book for Pen and Sword, the other her book of short stories for Marcosia Books

Writing for children

How to write plays for children to perform. How to write scripts and get them published, and performed. 

Fiction: Settings

The impact of choice of location on your stories. Memorable places tied to people, Brontë Country, Hardy Country, Cookson Country, Rankin’s Edinburgh

Interviews and profiles

STAR INTERVIEW: Journalist turned novelist John Marrs explains how he writes pacy, tech-tinged modern thrillers

Shelf life: Michelle Paver highlights her five favourite reads

Author profile: Eleanor Anstruther, who revisits the skeletons in her family’s closet as inspiration for her debut novel

MY writing day: Genre-defying Canadian poet and novelist Katie Munnik explains the rhythms and routines of her writing

Beat the bestsellers: We explore the life and career of Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively

Plus lots more including our news and opportunities to get published and win cash prizes 

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