At Ruston Hutton one of the biggest thrills of our job as an fiction editing company comes from finding new talent. We work with all sorts of authors and different publishing companies, and along with seeing one of the books we’ve worked on become a best seller, picking a diamond out of the slush pile… Read More Ruston Hutton guest blog: Finding gems
Last month was National Novel Writing Month, and several of our authors and lovely readers were taking part. We asked them to keep up up to date with their progress throughout the month, but did they make it? Did they ‘win’ the month and write a full 50,000 word novel? Read on to find out!… Read More Nanowrimo: The results!
If you travel on the Piccadilly Line from Holborn going west around 7.10am every weekday morning, then I am the mad woman with the iPad in the last carriage. I am the one who doesn’t share the armrest because my elbows and arms need room. And yes, if you do look over my shoulder and… Read More Brigid Coady’s Nano update: Don’t look over her shoulder!
Yes, we know that it’s only August, but our minds are already racing forward to the holiday period and to seasonally festive stories. So we’re launching the Winter Wonderland Competition! We’re looking for books of any length, which have a Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year theme in them (and, of course, some kind of romance!).… Read More A Winter Wonderland Competition
We asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook what they struggled with as romance writers and one of the biggest issues seemed to be around writing short copy, especially when writing submission letters or emails. We asked our Creative Director, Ben North, for his top tips. As well as being a bit of a creative… Read More Author tips: Writing Short Copy