Why you need an agent … If you’ve ever thought about going it alone (and who hasn’t?) or self publishing, then there are good reasons to reconsider. My experience is personal, of course, and limited, of course and … well, it’s full of all the prejudices, assumptions and neuroses that go to make me unique. […]

The Perils of Work-for-hire Writing I’ve been under the cosh for the past week – swine flu takes its toll of everyone, but if you’re a freelancer, and you can’t work, it’s particularly tough. One of the projects I’ve been trying to catch up on is a largish chunk of spec writing which, if I […]