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 ‘Try to make a personal connection with a publisher or agent’

How do you write a good pitch to a literary agent or publisher?   Your aim is to keep off what publishers rudely refer to as ‘the slush pile’. Sure, some great writers have been […]

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‘A fluid and engaging love story with a truly unique heroine’

Talulah Riley’s debut novel Acts of Love published last year to great acclaim. Here are just a handful of the reviews: ‘A bold story of love and deception, with a fascinating main character’ Woman’s Own ‘[An] elegantly […]

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‘A Gift From the Culture’ Set for the Big Screen?

Last week’s big Banks buzz (which broke while I was away on holiday, hence the late posting here – apologies for that to everyone who came looking for a timely update and didn’t find one…) […]

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Related Categories: Global, Iain Banks Posts, TV, Radio & Film

‘A novelist is like a film director.’

A novelist is like a film director. It is not enough to say: in this scene such-and-such happens to so-and-so. The novelist must decide how to portray such events happening. As a writer, it is […]

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‘A sensational story’: the critics verdict on Dynasty

Since its publication in September, Dynasty has been reviewed and discussed widely across the media, and the consensus is clear – it’s a masterpiece. Here are a selection of the best reviews to date:   […]

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Related Categories: Media Coverage, Tom Holland Posts

‘Colourful but Grey’: A Review of Dream and Shadows’ by C. Robert Cargill

Happy Friday!   We are very excited to be able to kick off our brand new feature here on the blog- Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads! Every Friday we’ll be sharing a Gollancz Geeks reviews with you. Today’s […]

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‘Disconnect from the internet’

The most interesting conversations between an agent and an author are about the writing process. Or even better, the pre-writing process: that moment when a client asks you “What should I write next? I’m lost!” […]

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‘Editing a first draft can feel like trying to scrub a hippopotamus’

How should someone approach editing their first draft? Editing a first draft can feel like trying to scrub a hippopotamus. It seems like there’s too much to ever get clean. To remedy this, I break […]

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‘Fiction writing contains the potential for limitless detail’

You could spend your entire career as a writer describing the mug of coffee that (I imagine) sits on your desk as you write. You could begin with a description of its size and shape, […]

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‘How do I give these characters the ending they deserve?’ A Guest Post by Den Patrick

We are delighted to welcome Den Patrick back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on his stunning fantasy trilogy The Erebus Sequence.  This is the end, my only friend, the end Of […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Den Patrick, Fantasy

‘I almost missed it . . .’ by Entice author Terri Nixon

Wednesday 14th November 2012.  I almost missed it . . . Obviously not the entire day (which would have been extremely careless even by my standards!) but the most important part of it. I was […]

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