Tag: Mother’s Milk Books

The Rollercoaster of Submitting Your Novel to an Agent

Your book is finished.

Now what?

Self-publish or face the submissions rollercoaster?

Most writers would still prefer to be trade-published.

A few bag a deal quickly.

Some fall faster than Alton Towers’s Oblivion.

For most it’s a long, bumpy ride.

If you’re on that ride or about to begin you’re not alone.

Strap yourself in and come with me on my trip.

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The Elusive Art of Writing Confidence (And How to Build Yours)

I knew that I couldn’t write. I’d sent manuscripts to publishers twice in my teens, and they’d both been rejected, which proved that I had no talent. I still scribbled down my poems and stories, but I accepted that they’d never give pleasure to anyone but me, and that I was being self-indulgent and probably pretentious in writing them.

Eight years since last feeling like that, I’ve had over 200 poems and stories published, won 14 writing competitions and awards, and had two poetry collections published by small presses. My first novel, Pride and Regicide, is out in a few months from the prestigious publisher Crooked Cat. I still get rejections all the time, smile ruefully and carry on.

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Interview With Ana Salote

Ana Salote is an author of children’s fiction whose debut novel, Oy Yew, published by Mother’s Milk Books, is out now. Ana regularly blogs on her website about creativity and writing. Tell us a little bit about Oy...

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Interview With Cathy Bryant

Cathy Bryant worked as a life model, civil servant and childminder before becoming a professional writer. She has won fourteen literary awards, and her work has appeared in over 200 publications. Cathy has had two poetry...

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