Skip to Content

Welcome to WritersServices website - 8912 items

WritersServices

LATEST ITEMS...

The novelist, who was stabbed earlier this year as he was about to give a public lecture, is highly placed by bookmakers to win this year's award

The beloved writer of the Wolf Hall trilogy and Beyond Black has died. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute

It's a Wednesday afternoon in Bala, in mountainous North Wales, near the glacial lake known to locals as Llyn Tegid, and British author Clare Mackintosh is at her 18th-century Georgian manor house, reflecting over Zoom on the pleasures of small-town living.

The author on his latest ‘whole-life' novel, the brutal realities of modern publishing and the inspirational influence of Catch-22

Philip Pullman has called for an external review of the Society of Authors (SoA), the UK's largest trade union for writers, illustrators and translators. Earlier this year he stepped down as president of the organisation because he felt he "would not be free to express [his] personal opinion"....

If there's one thing we love here, it's plot structures! And we've talked about a lot of them, but today we're going over one of the best plot structure tools yet- Dan Wells' Seven-Point Story Structure.

The author on the underrated brilliance of PG Wodehouse, taking inspiration from Harper Lee, and the play that made her think differently about Northern Ireland

My years spent writing adverts were never as much fun as I thought they'd be. I arrived in the industry several years after the glory days - filled with exotic shoots on endless budgets, working with the next generation of Hollywood directors, and inviting the coolest actors to record your...

And yet, a book surfaced. All because of the power of incremental writing, a kind of compound investment. I wrote every workday, five days a week, for a scheduled half-hour. Be in the chair, manuscript up, cursor blinking, even if on that day the word pipe is clogged. A half-hour's writing might...

A new audiobook platform which aims to create a "lovely, welcoming, independent bookstore kind of vibe" has launched, as audio giant Spotify also enters the fast-growing audiobook market.

The Frankfurt Book FairWorld's largest trade fair for books; held annually mid-October at Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany; First three days exclusively for trade visitors; general public can attend...

Link: Big Publishers Hit a Rough Patch 3 October 2022

When profits and sales soared in the first half of 2021, the heads of the major publishing companies knew they would face some difficult comparisons in 2022, and that's largely been the case.

Join WriterServices...

Welcome to the WritersServices website.

As well as our 20 services for writers, we offer more than 7,500 pages of information and advice about getting published. Whether it's preparing for publication, finding a publisher or agent, or self-publishing, just click on the links in the top nav and then in the drop-down boxes to dig down into the site and find what you want. The lefthand links provide another route into the site.

Help for writers and Advice for writers provide summaries of what's on the site. What's New is our weekly update.

To receive the newsletter, which has links to writers' news stories from across the world, updates about the book business, comment from writers and articles about writing, please sign up here.  Do try it, you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you register with us you will be able to enjoy the site even more - for example

  • see at a glance which items are new or updated since you last visited us;
  • create your own bookmarks to useful pages on the site;