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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

We want to hear your news and views on the writing world, your advice for fellow writers – and don’t forget to tell us what you would like to see featured in a future issue…

Write to: Letters to the editor, Writing Magazine, Warners Group Publications plc, 5th Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD; email: letters@writersnews.co.uk. (Include your name and address when emailing letters. Ensure all letters, a maximum of 250 words, are exclusive to Writing Magazine. Letters may be edited.)

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STAR LETTER

Don’t be too precious

I have read lots of creative writing books, studied manuals on personal style and systematically devoured Writing Magazine. I have started non-fiction articles, then scrapped them, mulled over what aspect of my speciality to write about, then changed my mind. I have studied lifestyle magazines; their approach, their content and layout. I have made lists of possible subjects and angles to cover, started again and stopped again.

Then one day, frustrated after years of unproductive hesitancy and fear of rejection I thought, ‘Blow this! What have I got to lose?’ and without much forethought, rattled of an article on how and why I retrained in middle age and sent it off to a specialist magazine.

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How can you get your writing to the readers it deserves? In this month's issue of Writing Magazine we look at how to generate new freelance opportunities and how and why the flourishing independent press scene may be your best bet. First though, if you're a new writer you need to read our guide to finding and fixing those rookie mistakes in How Not to Be a Bad Writer. This month's star interview is the man with the golden pen Anthony Horowitz, talking about bringing back Bond and maintaining his impressive hit rate. Keep up to date with all the latest competitions and opportunities to get into print with Writers' News – there's £37,240 in writing prizes to be won!