Writing Advice

‘If I’m stuck, I kill a character or make them have sex’ – Watch an All About Writing Masterclass with bestselling thriller writer Tony Park

If you missed the Tony Park Masterclass, hosted recently by All About Writing, never fear – you can watch it now on YouTube.

Don’t miss Jacana Media’s classes in publishing, writing, and other forms of insanity!

From 2 to 15 December, Don’t Shut Up Jacana Masterclasses will offer a series of seven two-hour seminars for interested readers, practicing writers and publishers longing for a fresh take.

Find out how to get your book published with Writers Write and Pan Macmillan South Africa

After you’ve typed ‘the end’ on your book manuscript, what do you do next?

The Creative Writing Coursebook: 44 Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry

The Creative Writing Coursebook: Forty-four Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry – a fully updated comprehensive guide for improving and practising your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith and Kit de Waal.

‘Writing is like removing your own appendix with a pair of rusty scissors’ – Mark Winkler chats about his new book Theo and Flora

Mark Winkler discusses his new novel, Theo & Flora, and why writing is like performing surgery on yourself.

Writers! Send Pan Macmillan SA the manuscript for your future bestseller during open submissions week

It’s time to polish up that manuscript! This week is Pan Macmillan South Africa’s open submissions week.

Guide to submitting your manuscript to Jonathan Ball Publishers

Have you finished your book? Wondering how to get published? Have a look at Jonathan Ball Publishers manuscript submission guidelines.

How to get published in South Africa

How do I approach a publisher? How do I choose a publisher? What royalties should I expect?

Good books begin as bad drafts

The next time you are struggling with your own writing, recall this selection of pages from the drafts of great novels.