Category Archive: Writer Interviews

Nov 29

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: IGNORING NOVEMBER – Jane Cable considers NaNoWriMo

I have to admit to being a NaNoWriMo sceptic. Even their slogan – the world needs your novel – raises a wry smile. Does it? Really? Given the size of the ‘to be read’ piles of just about everyone I know, it probably doesn’t. But this year – the scheme’s 19th – I couldn’t ignore …

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Nov 22

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: GUILDING THE LILY – Jane Cable meets Book Guild author Sally Jenkins

How much of your working life does the business of books take up? Around 40% of my working life is spent on writing and writing-related activities. I work for a multinational IT consultancy three days a week which, in theory, leaves two days for the business of books. In reality, domestic trivia eats into those …

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Oct 25

The Business of Books: Millions of Thrills – Jane Cable meets USA Today bestselling author Louise Jensen

Louise’s first two novels, The Sister and The Gift, were both No.1 bestsellers, and have been sold for translation in sixteen territories. The Sister was nominated for The Goodreads Awards Debut of 2016. The Surrogate is out now. 1) How much of your working life does the business of books take up? I’m quite structured and tend to work 9-3.15 …

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Oct 18

The Business of Books: Fiction, Friends and New Beginnings – Choc Lit’s latest signing Carol Thomas takes over!

I’d like to start this post by saying thank you to my fellow Chindi Author and friend Jane Cable for inviting me along to share the experience of getting my first publishing contract. She has left me to it, so I am titling this piece Fiction, Friends and New Beginnings and dedicating it to Jane. …

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Sep 27

The Business of Books: Blending Fact and Fiction – Jane Cable meets GP turned author Carol Cooper

  1) How much of your working life does the business of books take up? About half my working hours are now taken up with book-related activities. It’s not all writing, as there’s social media, marketing, research, and the rest. The other half of the time, I teach medical students, do some journalism, and fit …

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Jan 26

A Day in the Life of author Rosie Jackson

Rosie Jackson Cottage

A prize-winning author, Rosie Jackson is widely published. Her  books include The Glass Mother, The Light Box, Mothers Who Leave and What the Ground Holds. Rosie is a Hawthornden Fellow 2017. She is a member of Arts and Health South West. My days vary depending on where I am with any writing project.  When I’m in …

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Nov 21

A Day in the Life of Della Parker (AKA Della Galton)

Writing is my day job and has been for 16 years now. So when people ask me if I’m disciplined the answer is yes. No muse = no money = no mortgage payment.  It never gets any less scary than that. However, I also have two hounds. Little Hound – she’s a German Shepherd and …

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Sep 07

Best Foot Forward: Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues

BEST ENDEAVOURS Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues. BEST FOOT FORWARD Editing involves a great deal of sitting down. Far more than my slightly dodgy back can manage at the moment anyway. So after being glued to my office chair for a few hours I …

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