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The story of a musician looking back over her career prompted an inspiring creative collaboration between bestselling novelist Laura Barnett and Mercury-nominated singer songwriter Kathryn Williams, as Tina Jackson discovers


Greatest Hits, Laura Barnett’s follow-up to 2015’s The Versions of Us, is not just a terrific novel in its own right. Telling the story of fictional singer-songwriter Cass as she looks back over her life, it has also been the basis of an exceptional collaborative project exploring the relationship between words and music with real-life singersongwriter Kathryn Williams, whose album Songs from the Novel Greatest Hits features sixteen songs, ostensibly written by Cass, one for each of the sixteen chapters in the book.

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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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