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Editorial features

As well as being an author, I'm a freelance journalist. I write a monthly column for Writers’ Forum magazine offering advice to authors on trends and issues in publishing. I also contribute to Romance Matters and several lifestyle publications. Here are a selection of the features I've written.

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Why are middle-aged female protagonists under-represented in commercial fiction?

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The marketing experts advise how to promote your book during a pandemic

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How are publishers changing to ensure BAME authors are better represented?

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Should authors include

Covid-19 in fiction novels or is too soon?

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How can authors ensure their novels will translate into a successful audiobook?

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Simon & Schuster's Sara-Jade Virtue explains the process from acquisition to publication

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How are the recent calls for diversity changing the publishing industry?

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How can you use social media and virtual platforms to promote your novel?

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What do the publishers predict people will be reading in 2021?

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What inspires bestselling author Dorothy Koomson and how did she start writing?

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Should authors tailor their writing to fit the latest trend or stick to their genre?

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Has the impact of Coronavirus had an affect on people's reading habits?

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How can authors increase diversity and representation in their novels? (Part 1)

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How can authors increase diversity and representation in their novels? (Part 2)

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The publishers explain why  ebooks are so popular

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What creates trends and how can authors incorporate them into their novels?

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Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain reveals the secrets behind writing a Christmas hit

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The publishers give an insight into which genres will be 2020's bestsellers

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What is equine therapy and how can it help you improve your wellbeing and life?

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Sci-fi tv series Doctor Who is brought to life in a dramatic, interactive show

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Is a festive book just for Christmas or can it be marketed all year round?

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Exhibitions profiling fashion designers are en vogue

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How Henry VIII's 500-year-old sunk war ship, Mary Rose, was made into a museum

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The genres that are currently topping the charts

(September 2019)

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Interview with Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, Disney's biggest rival

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Eco sculpter Jason deCaires Taylor details his two ocean floor museums

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