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How To Become A Ghost

by Richard Fisher In the words of bestselling author Robert Harris when describing the role of ghost-writers: "We are the unseen operatives who keep publishing going, like the unseen workers beneath Disneyworld." Mark McCrum is one of the bestselling authors in the UK with six top ten bestsellers. His latest book, Murder ...

As A… Writer: Helen Young

In this week’s ‘As a…’ interview, Dan Cross spoke with Helen Young about her writing and the inspiration behind her stories. Helen lives in London and is a former Waterstones bookseller and writer/editor for Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping. Helen attended the Faber Academy and published her debut novel, The May Queen, ...

As A… Writer: Neal Zetter

Even for the many extremely talented authors out there, making a living from their trade is not easy. Write On! asked Neal Zetter, the widely published children's poet, to pass on the secrets of his success. WO: How would you describe what you do in more detail? NZ: I am an author ...

As A… Writer: Rachel Davidson

This week, Write On! interviews author Rachel Davidson. Rachel lives in North Essex and is married to Steve (to whom she proudly dedicates her books). She has two children and a 'Jug' dog who is her constant ‘writing companion’. She enjoys dancing whenever she can, studying esoteric principles and, of course, like any self-respecting author, she spends as much time reading as she can possibly spare!  Her philosophy on life comes partly from her experiences of ...

As a… Writer: Manjeet Mann

This week Pen to Print alumnus Juneha Chowdhury interviews Manjeet Mann, a WriteNow alumni, actress, playwright, screenwriting and novelist. Launched in 2016, WriteNow was the brainchild of Penguin’s Head of Creative Responsibility, Siena Parker. The competition offers a handful of finalists the chance to work with a professional editor over twelve months to shape ...