Alexandra Small is almost seven years sober and married to one of Britain’s Ten Hottest Footballing Hunks. They live in gorgeous Brighton, where she has a fabulous job.
Allie has it all. Until one dreadful day, when she very publicly doesn’t.
Online Lisa runs a theatre box office in Manchester. She lives in Scandi-chic minimalist bliss with her gay best friend. She’s sorted and she knows it. Offline Lisa stumbles from drunken mishap to career-threatening dinner party.
Somewhat the worse for wear at a New Year staff party, Andy and Lisa make resolutions. She’ll find love, he’ll find fame. And it was all going so well until she invented a husband.
Short stories to warm your heart at the coldest time of the year. From the stress of keeping up with the Denby-Smyths to full-on hostilities (briefly) set aside, Mo gives you his very special look at Christmas.
There’s even one story suitable for the kiddies.
Updated in 2020
Life, death and all the difficult bits in between. Mo Fanning’s first collection of short stories and writing is unputdownable.
It’s a working mum doing something she’ll regret. A much-loved son coming home in the dark. Money with ties, and a town that pulls together when bricks flies through windows.
Comedy with a dark edge and characters you’ll want to get to know.
Readers love to hear your characters talk. They might know nothing about the art of creating a believable plot. They may not care about whether your settings are factually correct. But they do know how real people talk. They hear it every day. Most of them like to talk too.
This informative book guides you through the pitfalls of creating dialogue, and suggests ways to tighten the words you put into the mouths of those who live on your pages.
Updated in 2020
There are plenty of books that teach you how to write – or write better. But then what? Please find attached is a guide for writers who are ready to submit their work to agents or publishers. It explains the role of an agent and the publishing process. It helps writers decide if self-publishing might work better. Along the way there’s solid advice on how to write a killer query letter, tackle a synopsis that sells and how to present your work at its best. Practical tips cover formatting and the etiquette of approaching an agent or publisher. It’s invaluable help that other guides tend to gloss over. A must have for any writer ready to take the next step.