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It’s amazing how fortunes can change when you write something wonderful, says Piers Blofeld

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In one of his two excellent memoirs of life as a screenwriter in Hollywood, William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, etc, etc) repeatedly quotes the mantra that no-one knows what they are talking about. Undoubtedly it’s an idea that one can take too far because there are some people who know what they are talking about rather more of the time than others, but it’s worth bearing in mind.

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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.