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    We have grouped together four key stages that a writer goes through.
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    1

    Starting
    out

    Seeking professional opinion on your book idea?
    Book Idea service
    Or help with your first draft?
    First Draft Review

    2

    Developing
    your craft

    You want make significant progress with your book. Is now the right time for a mentor's support?
    Bespoke Mentoring

    3

    Selling
    your book

    Need editorial support before looking to submit?
    Midway Review
    Or you're looking for a final read and review?
    Full Manuscript Review

    4

    Promoting
    and publishing

    You have approached agents or publishers without success. You are looking for input from the professionals. Beat the Rejection Clinic

  • Short Course

    Reserve your place on this specially curated course on Writing Fiction for Children & Young Adults, which includes access to top UK authors, guidance from industry experts AND a critique of up to 7,500 words of your writing.

    18th October 2016 - 29th November 2016

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    We offer a number of events & editing services geared towards helping you to get your book published.

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How to Hook an Agent: Non-Fiction

How to Hook an Agent: Non-Fiction

This intimate half-day event will give you insider knowledge on how to submit your non-fiction proposal, what agents are looking for and how to grab their attention.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Pre-order the 2017 editions of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook.

What's Wrong With Your Book?

What's Wrong With Your Book?

Not making the progress you'd like? Join Claire McGowan for an evening designed to help give your book the best possible chance of success.

From the Vault

From the Vault

"I didn’t really know that people like me could become writers." Read this quick interview with award-winning author Sarah Crossan.

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  • Video: Interview with Sonia Purnell

    Author and historian Sonia Purnell met Writers & Artists to offer advice on how to put together a biography.

  • Video: Interview with Vassos Alexander

    An interview with marathon runner, author and BBC Radio 2 sports broadcaster Vassos Alexander about his debut 'Dont Stop Me Now.'

  • Video: How to Hook an Agent

    Finished your manuscript but unsure what to do next? Get all the practical tips you need at our How to Hook an Agent lunch, which includes guidance from four leading literary agents and a 10-minute one-to-one session.