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Write On! Interviews Writer Niall Edworthy

This week Write On! interviews author Niall Edworthy. Niall, a former reporter with wire agencies AFP and Reuters, has been writing and ghosting books for 25 years. Otto Eckhart’s Ordeal is his first work of fiction and is shortlisted for the 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. His work has covered a ...

Saturday Spotlight: New Book Releases September

By Claire Buss, Deputy Editor, Write On!  At Write On! and Pen to Print, we want to help connect authors and readers, so we've created a Spotlight page every Saturday, showcasing some of the exciting new reads available. The list has been curated by Lisa Roullier and myself, based on books ...

Friday Features: Hook Readers, Not Agents

By Rebecca Delphine You’re a new writer and you’ve written the first draft of your novel. It’s likely nowhere near finished yet, but you start thinking about what you’ll do when it’s finally complete. You discover that when applying to literary agents you usually only, at first, send them the very ...

Showcase: White Gold + Redemption

September's Showcases are introduced by Georgina Brown, Manager of The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation. In adventure fiction, there is no smooth sailing. The protagonists will always find obstacles in their paths, like in all good stories. Whether it’s a physical obstacle, a geographical one or relationship-based, there will be speed ...

Write On! Interviews Writer Alex Shaw

This week Write On! interviews thriller author Alex Shaw. Alex spent the second half of the 1990s in Kyiv, Ukraine, running his own business consultancy before being head-hunted for a division of Siemens. The next few years saw him doing business for the company across the former USSR, the Middle East, ...

Friday Features: Away With Words (Pun Intended)

By Mickey Mayhew As a youngster, my grasp of prose was, I think, already quite masterful. Often my teachers would flourish praise on me in their footnotes, sometimes embarrassing me by reading my efforts out to the entire class; trying to make me stand up and recite them myself usually met ...

Write On! Issue 10 OUT TODAY

Storytelling From East London To The World Write On! 10 is out today (see digital version here). Sponsored by the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation, we are delighted to be featuring a Wilbur Smith exclusive, showcasing this household name as Guest Agony Uncle on our ‘Insight’ page. The lead interview is with ...

Showcase: The Black Water Code + Reborn, Villanelle Poem

September's Showcases will be introduced by Georgina Brown, Manager of The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation. We are confidently riding the adventure wave for another week. In the last weeks, we’ve looked at some of the characteristics of an adventure hero: bravery, resourcefulness and courage. We’ve discussed the idea that an ...

Write On! Interviews Writer James Swallow

This week Write On! interviews BAFTA-nominated scriptwriter and award-winning New York Times, Sunday Times and Amazon #1 bestselling author James Swallow. James is the author of over 55 books and writes action-packed espionage thrillers, fast-paced science fiction and tie-in literature, along with radio drama and video games. He's best known for ...