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Frances WHO?

Lorraine Mace tells us why she has done away with her dastardly alter-ego

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For nearly ten years of my life I have been sharing my head space with a very scary and (it seemed at times) totally unhinged, savage woman. Frances di Plino has been an uncomfortable passenger on my writing journey, but (damn her) was more successful at getting a number of books actually written than the real me. I spent so much time giving Frances writing space to pen her crime novels that other projects I’ve long dreamed about have had to be put on hold.

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In this month's issue of the UK's bestselling magazine for writers, we show you how to sell your book, with tips on how to get your book into bookshops and why, and how, you need to assemble a press pack. In the June issue, you can find out how facing up to failure as a writer can be the first step to success. Learn how to use a second person 'you' narrator in your fiction, and explore the opening of seminal adventure novel King Solomon's Mines. Our star interview is Alison Weir, discussing combining historical rigour with fiction vigour in her Six Tudor Queens series of novels. Keep up to date with the latest competitions and opportunities to get into print in the packed pages of the latest Writers News.

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