Q. I have not got a Degree in Creative Writing – does that matter?
A. No, it does not matter – what matters is your skill as a writer. Some famous authors do not have any paper qualifications at all.
Q. I have written over 180,000 words – it’s my first novel – how will I know if it is ready to be published?
A. All you need to do is send it in to us and we will assess it for you. After a full assessment you will know whether to keep it at that length or make it into two or three books. It will depend on the genre you are writing in and the age group you are aiming at, too.
Q. I would love to get my book published – do I need a literary agent first?
A. It all depends on your book. The nature of Literary Agents is rapidly changing with the advent of e-books and POD (Print On Demand). Some Agents even use self-publishing to help boost their clients’ profile.
Q. I am not too sure which genre my book manuscript fits into – can you help me decide please?
A. We can certainly do that for you. It would be our great pleasure.
Q. I want to use a pen name for my writing – can you help me to choose one?
A. Yes – we can give advice on pen names (pseudonyms) and also suggest titles (and sub-titles) for your book, if you need help with that too.
Q. I was told that I am not a good writer and that I should not bother with the book I am currently writing.
A. We hear from so many people who have been told that – usually ten per cent of these people will need to reconsider their chosen writing career – but the majority of writers we hear from are just lacking confidence – we can help all writers blossom and bloom!
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