A Handbook for the Rejected Writer
'Weaves literary lore with Weldon's considerable experience as a successful writer' * Evening Standard * 'Contains a lot of interesting advice' * Daily Mail * 'Tips and emotional support for the would-be novelist' * Sunday Times * 'As the author of over 30 novels, Weldon should certainly know a thing or two about what makes them work' * Daily Mail * 'Fay Weldon, who has written more than thirty novels, is in a good position to tell other writers what constitutes publishable fiction ... Full of practical, down-to-earth advice for writers who want to turn their manuscript into a saleable success' * Writing Magazine * '[Weldon] will delight, amuse and give you vital tips on how to get your novel published' * The Oldie * 'A wise, witty guide for first-time writers' * Daily Mail *
After hard times and odd jobs as a lone parent, Fay Weldon became one of the top advertising copywriters of her generation. She moved to TV drama (writing the pilot episode of the iconic series Upstairs, Downstairs) then turned to novels - including the classic The Life and Loves of a She Devil and The Cloning of Joanna May. A sequel to her acclaimed Love and Inheritance trilogy, Before the War, was published in 2017. Fay's been made a CBE for services to literature and she's currently a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.