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May 2004 - Writers Magazine

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News Review



  • Book Aid makes a real difference. ‘If education is the road out of poverty, books are the wheels needed for the journey.’

  • Eats, Shoots - and Sells.  Lynne Truss's book powers on to achieve international sales in its home-grown English.

  • Bad news/good news: declining book sales in the US contrasted with a growing market in the UK.

  • Free Culture is free on the web.  Will it help sales and is free download the right way to go?

  • Crisis in the libraries - could they cease to exist in 15 years' time?

Writers' Quotes



  • ‘It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.'   Nietzsche

Poster


This month's new poster deals with Working under Pressure


Festivals


Courtesy of 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: www.writers-forum.com magazine, an up-to-date listing and description of of the 2004 book and writers' festivals in the UK.



How Not to Write a Novel: Confessions of a Midlist Author


Our second excerpt from David Armstrong's entertaining book


'The same publisher. The same book. A different publisher's reader, maybe...


Competition


with copies of the Writers' Guides as prizes


Magazine - Swan

Bob's Journal goes into its 4th volume


Macbeth strikes Bob as similar to Eastenders.  'With 27 scenes it uses almost the same pace of cutting, and the plot fairly whistles along in the way TV viewers have come to expect, so much so I can hardly keep track of the bodies mounting up.' This week


Inside Publishing


A new article in this series deals with copyright and how to protect your writing.



Reviews


The second in our new series focusing on writers' magazines looks at Writers' Digest.


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: www.writers-forum.com Column


How are you on lavender language? From the Editor of Writers' Forum magazine.


Competition


Our March competition is still open.