Hangout: Memoir writing with Damian Barr

When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to…

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The BritMums Literary Dragon’s Den: How to sign up

One of the most hotly anticipated parts of BritMums Live is the Literary Dragon’s Den. We’re delighted to feature the agents Luigi Bonomi Associates in the Den, where they will be listening to your book ideas and pitches and giving you one-to-one feedback. The folks at LBA are friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about hearing your…

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You’ve written the book – what next?

So you have written a book, got a publisher and even finished all those fiddly bits like index and permissions. Well done. What happens next? Biographer Clare Mulley looks at what happens when it is time to let go of your book. Clare Mulley will be discussing ‘Feminism: Reclaim or Rebrand’ at BritMums Live! on…

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From home cook to cookbook author – bridging the gap

Lucie Cash is passionate about food and her blog Fairytale Food is her stage where she shares all sorts of tempting delights with her readers, Lucie tells how she managed to turn her blog into a book for all budding authors there are lots of ideas and tips to help you on your way TV…

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Hangout: Can I self-publish?

Publishing a blog is a lot like self-publishing a book — you’re driven by passion and excitement. Here, bloggers who have self-published (or want to) share their tips and advice and answer the most pressing questions. We hung out with Clare MacNaughton from A Modern Military Mother, Nadine Hill from Juggle Mum, Helen Neale from…

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