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'There's no short cut'

2 January 2006

'If you want to write you have to put in the hours. There's no short cut... It never ceases to amaze me how many writers insist on writing stuff they don't have a hope in hell of getting published. Look at what's selling in the bookstores and supermarkets.

Don't think that you can just write one book either. Publishers often want a novel a year from their authors - in the same style and genre. This is how you build your readership. Many people seem to want to be writers without having a real idea of what it entails.'

Carole Matthews, author of The Sweetest Taboo, in Writers' ForumBritish writers' magazine which is highly recommended for all writers. It features wide range of news and articles which help writers to improve their work and get published: