Dorothy Koomson has launched a new writers' guide platform and podcast series that aims to demystify the book world.
It kicks off on 9th November, offering behind the scenes insight for aspiring writers and anyone who loves books. Koomson will provide regular writing tips, advice and insights, while the podcast sees her interviewing a host of industry names including agents, publishers, marketers and editors.
Series one of "The Happy Author" will feature interviews with publishing experts including Aimee Felone and Eishar Brar of Knights Of, agent Antony Harwood and Headline publisher Jennifer Doyle. It will tackle topics such as dealing with rejection and how to find your writing voice.
The "Happy Author" platform will feature on Koomson's social media sites and website while the accompanying podcast will be available on all major podcast platforms.
Koomson explained: "I’ve been asked about the how tos of writing for many, many years and a couple of years ago I had the idea of putting together a writing guide. When I sat down to actually write said guide, I realised there was more I could do.
“I’ve had 16 books and several short stories published, I’ve won awards, my novels have topped bestseller lists across the world, and they’ve been optioned for film and television. Basically, I’ve been a part of book world for nearly 20 years, which meant I could lift the lid on the publishing industry for people who like to read books, those who want to write books and those who’ve got a publishing deal and/or agent but have no clue about what comes next.”
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