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Bowl ‘em over

Writing fiction should be like playing a game of skittles, says Adrian Magson

Life, it was once said, is like a bowl of custard. Or was it cherries? I forget. Whatever it is, cherries or custard are nice enough but can soon get pretty tiresome if that’s all you have.

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In the new issue, you can discover ten ways to make yourself more publishable, and learn how to bounce back from one of the hardest, yet most inevitable experiences for a writer – rejection. Also in August's WM, explore the philosophy of crime and the real Venice with bestselling crime writer Donna Leon in our star interview, check out £13,300 in writing prizes waiting to be won, and keep up to date with all the latest opportunities to get into print.