October 2019

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Includes your essential Competition Guide with prize money totalling £1.3 million, a how-to on writing your first chapter, exercises to help beat writer's block, plus a star interview with cosy crime author Vaseem Khan

On Sale: 05/09/2019

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Inside the October 2019 issue of Writing Magazine, and Autumn Competition Guide:

Your essential competition guide: With over 670 competitions to enter, read the winning entries of our recent competitions, plus a sneak peek at the Writing Magazine competition programme into 2020

Writing advice

How to beat writer’s block – five exercises to try straight away

How to write your first chapter - what you have to get in, and what you should leave out

How to write YA fantasy, from bestselling author Adrienne Young

Author experience: how losing her agent was the start of KH Irvine’s path to publication

How to get started with recording an audiobook

Competition: Get an early start on the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize

Interviews and profiles

Star interview with cosy crime author Vaseem Khan, on the launch of his new book Bad Day at the Vulture Club

• Explore the life and career of Hanif Kureishi

• Prolific ghost writer Andrew Crofts shares the rhythms and routines of his writing day

• Meet debut author Anita Frank on the launch of her supernatural historical novel 

• Adele Parks highlights her five favourite reads


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