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Why Will No-One Publish My Novel?: A Handbook for the Rejected Writer
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Fay Weldon
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Why Will No-One Publish My Novel?: A Handbook for the Rejected Writer

Fay Weldon


Head of Zeus

Language: reference & general;
Creative writing & creative writing guides


192 pages

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A book of wise, witty advice for budding writers from literary lioness and creative writing tutor, Fay Weldon.

You've written a book, triumphantly typed 'The End', but now, it seems, no-one wants to publish it. What do you do next?

Author of over thirty novels, stories and screenplays, and tutor on the prestigious creative writing course at Bath Spa, Fay Weldon has a lifetime of wisdom to impart on the art of writing.

Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? will delight and amuse, but it isn't just another how-to-write handbook: it shows you how not to write if you want to get published.

By:   Fay Weldon
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 110mm, 
ISBN:   9781788544627
ISBN 10:   1788544625
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

After hard times and odd jobs as a lone parent, Fay Weldon became one of the top advertising copywriters of her generation. She moved to TV drama (writing the pilot episode of the iconic series Upstairs, Downstairs) then turned to novels - including the classic The Life and Loves of a She Devil and The Cloning of Joanna May. A sequel to her acclaimed Love and Inheritance trilogy, Before the War, was published in 2017. Fay's been made a CBE for services to literature and she's currently a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

'Fay Weldon, who has written more than thirty novels, is in a good position to tell other writers what constitutes publishable fiction ... Full of practical, down-to-earth advice for writers who want to turn their manuscript into a saleable success' Writing Magazine. 'As the author of over 30 novels, Weldon should certainly know a thing or two about what makes them work' Daily Mail. '[Fay Weldon takes a] light-hearted approach in her memoir-cum-handbook, which weaves similar literary lore with her considerable experience as a successful writer' Evening Standard. 'Useful ... Clarifying ... Pertinent' Sunday Times. '[Weldon] will delight, amuse and give you vital tips on how to get your novel published' The Oldie.

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