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How To Get Published - Plymouth

How To Get Published - Plymouth

An unmissable one-day conference offering practical writing sessions, literary agent advice... and lunch!

Think Like An Eight-Year-Old

Think Like An Eight-Year-Old

Acclaimed children’s author Isabel Thomas on the importance of getting into the mindset of the child when writing your manuscript.

Interview with Wyl Menmuir

Interview with Wyl Menmuir

Read an interview with novelist Wyl Menmuir, whose debut novel The Many was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2016.

Work With Publishing Experts

Work With Publishing Experts

Subject your work-in-progress to critically acclaimed authors and receive guidance from industry professionals on this exclusive course beginning March 2018.

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