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Finding The Perfect Comp Title: Imaginary Friend By Stephen Chbosky

If you're a writer looking to be traditionally published, you will have heard of comp titles. A comp title or a comparison title can be used to give agents a general idea for what to expect from the book you want to publish. As an aspiring author myself, I have been on a journey to … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Comp Title: Imaginary Friend By Stephen Chbosky

Irish Púca Divides Town – Stuff I Found Out While Researching My Novel

Writing fantasy gives the opportunity to draw inspiration from folklore and history around the world. While European lore has taken over the fantasy genre, thanks to the popularity of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, there is still a lot it has to offer - and personally I have found inspiration from the Irish Púca.

Finding The Perfect Comp Title: The Stolen By Bishop O’Connell

When querying a book, it's often vital for two or more comparison titles to be included in the pitch. Comparison or comp titles are books that are similar to the one being queried. They're a way to help an agent or publisher picture the concept, tone, and market, transforming that coddled manuscript into a commercial product.

Why 2020’s NaNoWriMo Will Be Different

Earlier tonight, Boris Johnson announced that the UK would be going to a second national lockdown. I know people across the country will be devastated - friends included - but I've been feeling a resigned calm. Here we go again. For a lot of reasons, 2020 doesn't feel like a year that I've lived, but … Continue reading Why 2020’s NaNoWriMo Will Be Different