How to break into radio writing: 7 tips by BBC Radio 4 commissioner Caroline Raphael

Whether you’re interested in writing drama or comedy, plays or sketches, BBC Radio 4 commissions hundreds of hours of original material every year – far more than BBC TV – and is always on the look out for new writing talent. BBC Radio 4 commissioner Caroline Raphael offers her top tips for aspiring radio writers. Read more

How Saul Wordsworth took Alan Stoob from Twitter character to published book

Twitter: Huge distraction? Waste of time? Like shouting into an empty field? That’s what Saul Wordsworth used to think. But now his Twitter comedy character Alan Stoob has become a bestselling book, and may become a Hollywood movie. He reveals how he did it – and how you can create your own Twitter character. Read more

How to write Science Fiction

Have the current BBC and BFI Science Fiction Seasons inspired you to write your own science fiction story? As his next two science fiction novels are signed by Angry Robot Books, Matthew de Abaitua shares his advice on creating strange … Read more

How to write about food

Have you ever wanted to write about food? Award-winning food writer and journalist Andrew Webb shares his advice, approaches and tips for capturing the culinary. Food literature can be hard to categorize. Consequently bookshops struggle with exactly where to place … Read more

Publishing Talk Magazine issue 6 – Children’s Publishing

In our first children’s publishing themed issue we’re delighted to have an exclusive interview with Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman. She speaks to our contributing editor Lucy Coats about her path to publication, top writing tips – and the need for greater diversity in children’s books. This issue also features Kit Berry, Kate Wilson, Hilary Delamere, Steven Lenton, Nicola Morgan, Tom Evans and Suzanne Collier. Read more

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