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Question Time

It’s an impressively long Question Time for Peter today – nearly half an hour of accumulated questions from authors covering a wide variety of topics.  Are two books better than one when it comes to writing a proposal? What’s an agent thinking when they request the full manuscript? Should you try out your big new […]

Blood & Editing

Is the standard of editing in publishing getting better? Peter believes that, despite suspicions to the contrary, it may actually be improving.  And are there any areas of a manuscript that an editor should never be allowed to infiltrate?  Editing can be (and usually is) a positive and necessary process for every writer, but there […]

On Black Sisters’ Street

We’re proud today to feature Litopia colonist Chika Unigwe’s new book – On Black Sisters’ Street.  Chika herself is appearing today at the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the event is sold out! – so if you don’t get to hear her there… you can hear her here! An award-winning short story writer, Chika was […]

Writing For Chick-Lit & Lad-Lit

We’re dealing with another question arising from the Colony today – an author’s manuscript in this genre has just received its first rejection –what can they learn from this?  And how should they go about re-shaping the manuscript for future submissions?  Although Peter had a big evening out last night, he tries his best to […]