Tuesday, 4 September 2012

wannabe a writer we've heard of?

  wannabe a writer we've heard of, by Jane Wenham-Jones
Jane Wenham-Jones is a well-known author and journalist who regularly appears on radio and TV. She is a regular columnist for Woman's Weekly Fiction Special, BookTime and her local paper The Isle of Thanet Gazette as well as being the agony aunt for Writing Magazine. Jane is the author of Wannabe a Writer? and three novels which have received wide acclaim - the most recent, One Glass Is Never Enough, spending three weeks in The Bookseller Top Ten Small Publishers chart. She is currently working on a fourth.


I still remember my early days as an author when my main experience of publicising my novels was to do everything I could to avoid it! I was terrified of giving talks and dreaded the thought of people sitting at home, listening to me on the radio. I wish I'd been able to read this book back then. Wannabe a Writer We've Heard Of? is fantastically informative in ways I would never have imagined. I've published more than 20 novels now but reading this, I've still learned many tips and tricks about promotion and PR I didn't know before and, more to the point, I shall be employing them. This guide covers not only getting into print, but how to get your book out there A" to be appreciated by as many people as possible. The advice is invaluable and thanks to JWJ I'm now working on my first ever elevator pitch. (Watch out Stephen Spielberg - that means YOU!) Jane writes so entertainingly, and with such verve and wit, that anyone would enjoy this book, even those who don't want to be published and have never written anything longer than a shopping list - it's that much fun to read. To sum up I really, really recommend this guide - read it, learn from it and be braver than you think you are. Seriously, it could change your life. Jill Mansell - Best selling novelist

Everything a writer needs to know to be published, told with humour - 30 Aug 2012
wannabe a writer we've heard of is packed with useful information as well as being very funny.  It's great for first time novelists like myself because, not only is it practical, but it's written in a way that is easy to understand.  I read wannabe ....  after my novel had been rejected several times.  Now, thanks to Jane Wenham-Jones sharing her knowledge of the industry, and giving advice and encouragement, I feel better equipped to rewrite the manuscript and confident enough to send it out again.  I look forward to reading her next book, Prime Time.  Madalyn Morgan

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