They say ‘rules are meant to be broken’. Francesca considers how bad a philosophy this is when entering a writing competition.
This month I’m looking at ‘Competitions 101’ – in other words, one of the most b
When I joined the RNA as a new writer, (after ‘practising’
on and off for donkey’s years), I knew nobody. The famous names were daunting.
I had no clue about how to format a ms – not knowing it meant manuscr
It’s a pleasure
to welcome literary agent Kate Burke to the RNA blog today for an interview with Helena Fairfax. Kate is with Diane
Banks Associates and worked previously at Headline, Penguin,
many regular blog readers will know, we have a great team of members who
organise the fantastic content you read on the blog every week. As we go into
the New Year, we thought it was time to give them a
The support of members of the RNA has always been
unwavering and when I took on the challenge of trekking along parts of the
Great Wall of China to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, that
at the back of East End Angels begin with “A huge and heartfelt
thank you to the Romantic Novelists’ Association, without whom this book would
never have been written.” And it’s true.
we welcome not one, not two, but three RNA members to the blog to talk about
their different experiences of the New Writers’ Scheme. We’re delighted to be
joined by scheme member, Sasha Greene, schene rea