Two New Books for Writers

By now the initial excitement of New Year’s resolutions will have passed and keeping up that writing habit may have become a bit of a slog again. But do not despair – as always, your fellow writers are here to help and re-enthuse you.the-business-of-writing-by-simon-whaley

Simon Whaley is on a mission to make us all become more businesslike about our writing. If we treat our writing seriously and as a source of income, then our family and friends will adopt that attitude too – essential if you want to turn that ‘nice little hobby’ into a publishing empire! Simon’s blog about The Business of Writing is full of useful tips and many of you will recognise Simon’s name from his regular (and wise) column in Writing Magazine. He’s gathered together many of those articles into a handy e-book, also called The Business of Writing. It covers things like tax, record keeping, legalities, pseudonyms and much more, plus there are lots of tips and advice from writers across the genres.

start-a-creative-writing-class-by-helen-yendallTeaching writing is one way that many authors top up their income but the thought of getting a class up and running can be daunting. Helen Yendall has years of experience as a writing tutor and she’s just published an e-book sharing the knowledge that she’s built up – Start a Creative Writing Class: How to set up, run and teach a successful class. The book focuses on the nuts and bolts of setting up a writing class for adults, covering everything from finding a venue and arranging insurance, to marketing the class and giving feedback. There’s also plenty of advice on dealing with students and ideas of what (and how) to teach. It contains 100 x 5 minute writing exercises plus icebreaker ideas to get the class warmed-up and ready to learn.


So let 2017 be the year you fulfill your ambitions and take your writing more seriously – with the help of Simon and Helen.

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  1. #1 by juliathorley on January 25, 2017 - 11:34 am

    Two useful-sounding books here, Sally. The trouble is, the more time I spend I reading about writing, the less time I have to write!

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on January 25, 2017 - 7:29 pm

      I know where you’re coming from, Julia! I think we all have that problem.

  2. #3 by Helen Yendall on January 25, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    Thanks for featuring my book, Sally! And Julia, I know what you mean. There are just too many books to read, aren’t there? And not enough time..!

  3. #4 by Maria Smith (@mariaAsmith) on January 29, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing Sally, I fancy both of these, and have a birthday coming up next month so who knows…

    • #5 by Sally Jenkins on January 29, 2017 - 4:38 pm

      Good presents to ask for, Maria – and Happy Birthday in advance!

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