11 Famous Writers Who Were Rejected Before Making It Big

The list of famous writers who were rejected is long. Rejection and writing go hand-in-hand, but sometimes it feels that those pesky publishers simply don’t know what they are talking about. We all know that quality of writing isn’t the only reason for reaction. Perhaps your book is not a... Read full article


How To Get Published In A Magazine

Guest post by Sion Smith. When BubbleCow’s Gary Smailes asked me to write an article about How To Get Published In A Magazine, it made me think. It’s funny how you never really study how you work until somebody asks you to write about it — which admittedly is not... Read full article


Who Else Wants To Know How To Write A Novel Without Planning?

Guest Post by Cheri Williams BubbleCow, or should I say Gary, describes both the merits and process of Randy “The Snowflake – Writing Fiction for Dummies Guy” Ingermanson’s much-heralded Snowflake Method here but (and this is a BIG but) while this process has been used to write many sold manuscripts... Read full article


What Should Writers Blog About?

In this recent article I outlined a framework that can be used to build an online presence. One of the most common questions that has emerged from this post is simply, ‘What should writers blog about?’ To be fair, this is actually an excellent question. I have spoken to many... Read full article


See How Easily You Can Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method

There are many methodologies and techniques for writing a novel. Perhaps one of the most respected and potentially useful is Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method. The founding concept behind Ingermanson’s thinking is that novels are designed. He suggests that if a writer recognises this fact and works to improve the design... Read full article