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authors on getting published

Jane Corry is author of the new psychological suspense everyone’s talking about – My Husband’s Wife. Here she tells us how her experience working in a high-security prison provided inspiration for her debut novel, and she also provides some invaluable pearls of wisdom for aspiring authors… read on! What led you to write your debut thriller My Husband’s Wife? …

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Alan Glynn, the novelist behind the phenomenally successful Limitless, tells us about overcoming rejection, the “amazing sensation” of getting a book deal, and how a movie deal changed his writing career. Alan’s fifth novel Paradime is out now. You’ve been with the literary agent Antony Harwood since 1997. Did it take you a long time to get an agent, …

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Booker-nominated author Donal Ryan on getting published after 47 rejections Where did the inspiration for The Spinning Heart come from? I’d been thinking for years about writing a novel in the polyphonic form, thinking that if I ever did, it’d be burnt or shredded like nearly everything else I’d ever written. I started once, years …

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Wexford novelist Andrew Hughes on how his agent secured a two-book deal with Transworld It took two years to get my first novel finished and honed… I wrote pretty much all of The Convictions of John Delahunt through an historical fiction workshop with John Givens. John’s brother David runs Liffey Press and had published my social …

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California native John Givens talks agents, advances and publishing massacres. I started my first novel at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop… One of the requirements to graduate from the Master of Fine Arts programme was to produce a novella-length manuscript. After graduating, I worked on it for another year or two while teaching in Chinatown in …

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