More often than not I’ll open my laptop and start writing at around 7 o’clock in the morning. That’s deliberate because I know that I’m going to get two hours worth of work without anyone getting in touch with me on email or a phone call or anything like that.
I’d love to say I have a writing routine, but I don’t, I write very sporadically.
I write on trains, in between places, I can write in cafes, public libraries, crowded spaces, in a park… I can write anywhere that a mood strikes me or a character does a whisper…
For those who can afford it, there’s a whole new market of fancy devices that connect to your phone or smart watch and register your breathing patterns, send you alarms, remind you to refill your oxygen tank, locate the nearest Oxygen Station, alert your emergency contacts if you collapse; they got you covered. Martha knows them very well. She was moved to the smart respirator department six months ago and has been selling them ever since.
If you are looking for an agent you’ll have to pull all your connections and you can’t be too pushy but you can’t give up easily Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai In this episode, Vietnamese-born author […]
In this extract, Inés discusses how to write in a langue that is not your mother tongue and how to find publishers in different countries.
The young Nakadai studies Neo-Linguistics at the University of Twickley, serves in the Japanese army, becomes a Benedictine monk, then receives the chair of Professor of Neo-Linguistics at Twickley where, despite his relectuance, he is heralded as the greatest philosophical mind of the age.
When looking for a publisher for her very first novel, Charley knew they had to be someone who were working with crime fiction specifically. She ended finding a very good fit in Bloodhound Books and has worked with them for many years now.
‘The bruise, I saw it on his arm. Summer morning at my old house. The day Grandad came to help Mama with packing all our stuff. Gabriel and I were on the street, playing tag, and he fell over. I helped him up and he tried to get away like crazy, but I saw it. It was big and purple. No bruise would go purple in three seconds. He pulled his sleeves down as much as possible and it became his ritual from then on. ‘
In this extract, Rob talks about the excitement of getting a piece published and how you can use that energy to keep sending your work out.