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The 5 secrets of writing a bestseller

Publisher and writing coach Kathy Gale shares the insider insight that has helped her authors write bestsellers

I have worked in the book business for over thirty years and been a director of three leading book publishers. Since then, I have worked closely with writers as a writing coach, with a successful track record in enabling new authors to write to a very high standard and to achieve representation and publication. I am also a psychotherapist and, while I don’t suddenly become a therapist with my authors – most of them would head for the hills at the very thought – this way of looking at life has been extraordinarily helpful in my work with writers.

Over the years, authors have consistently asked me for my top tips to becoming a successful writer and so – informed by both areas of my work – here they are:

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What are the five secrets of writing a bestseller? And how do you grow your little seeds into big ideas? Find out how, in this month's issue of Writing Magazine. In our inspiring star interview, bestselling author Laura Barnett and leading singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams talk about their exciting creative collaboration, and describe how saying 'yes' to working outside your comfort zone can lead to extraordinary creative results. Keep up to date with the latest publishing opportunities and writing competitions in Writers' News!

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