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Alex Hammond: Commercial Fiction: Increasing Your Publication Chances

Session Info:

This workshop addresses commercial or popular fiction — traditionally distinguished from literary fiction as being more narratively focused. It looks at what to do before you write, tips for structuring your novel and getting the most out of your characters, and how to get your manuscript into the right hands.


  • Publishing process
  • Structuring a novel
  • Characterisation
  • Writing tips
  • How to edit yourself
  • Approaching publishers

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