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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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How are publishers changing to ensure BAME authors are better represented?
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How are the recent calls for diversity changing the publishing industry?
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The marketing experts advise how to promote your book during a pandemic
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Should authors include
Covid-19 in fiction novels or is too soon?
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How can you use social media and virtual platforms to promote your novel?
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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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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?
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)
The publishers explain why  ebooks are so popular
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
Is a festive book just for Christmas or can it be marketed all year round?
The genres that are currently topping the charts
(September 2019)
What is equine therapy and how can it help you improve your wellbeing and life?
Exhibitions profiling fashion designers are en vogue
Interview with Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, Disney's biggest rival
Sci-fi tv series Doctor Who is brought to life in a dramatic, interactive show
How Henry VIII's 500-year-old sunk war ship, Mary Rose, was made into a museum
Eco sculpter Jason deCaires Taylor details his two ocean floor museums
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