The next excerpt from my manuscript is a rough first draft of a moment in the story I want to capture the best I can: Introducing the reader to the Den.
You might have noticed a rising trend amongst recent bestsellers. Since the hit success of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, there's been a rise in what I call "the unstable woman" trope. Here's my opinion on this stereotype.
The Wife Between Us was released earlier this month and is expected to be one of the year's first big psychological thrillers. Is it worth the hype? For me, no. But for you, it might be.
Read another excerpt from the Fox Freed manuscript. Catriona Riordan features with her prison mum and top dog Matron.
Social media is a powerful tool for writers. It's fast becoming a necessity. Publishers appreciate authors that are savvy when it comes to promoting their own work.
A. J. Finn's debut novel The Woman in the Window is an intriguing and juicy quick read. Dubbed the next Gone Girl it borrows influences from modern titles but also from classic films of the golden era.
Understanding your genre is important. It's crucial for marketing a finished novel to both publishers and readers. Without a specific genre in mind, it will be hard to convince others to pick up your story and enjoy it. Both publishers and readers favour a particular genre and openly search for books that epitomise it. That [...]