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Top Customer Reviews
I liked her stance on "rules", particularly regarding "show & tell", and ironing.
I will refer to it often.
As an avid reader and book reviewer as well as a writer I like both types. It all depends on how I'm feeling; whether I need a change or I want something to pass a train journey or to relax after a hard day's work. I have written both and believe me, writing for the women's magazine market is much tougher than many think - especially those who believe they can scribble one off in half an hour and sent it to the editor and bingo! A fat cheque for anything from £60 to £250 depending on the magazine. (The more an editor gets to know you and the more you give her what, the higher the fee.) If you think this, then think again.
KathMcGurl makes it clear in the strap-line that "Short Stories and How to Write Them" is aimed specifically at the UK women's magazine market. I have many such books on my shelves and downloaded my Kindle. However, there are only three or four I would consider a "must have." This one has gone straight to the top of the pile.
As well as really helpful tips and advice, Kath includes examples of some of her own published stories: not because she wants to show off. She expects us to read them critically and work out where they fit in the various types of stories editors like.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay given the relatively low cover price, but very much for children or complete short story writing beginners only.Published 9 months ago by Nick
This is a must-read for anyone who'd like to see their short stories published. Very well explained and some lovely examples too. An enjoyable, informative read.Published 23 months ago by Emma C
This is a very enjoyable and useful support to anyone who enjoys writing short storiesPublished on 21 April 2015 by anne hacche
Bit like the curates egg...good in parts. Not sure that this book is any more helpful than others in the 'How To' genre. However, I did find some helpful tips and advice. Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2014 by Mrs Brown
I really enjoyed this book as I plan to write stories to womags myself next year. I particularly liked that Kathleen added some of her stories in the book then discussed as to why... Read morePublished on 7 Dec. 2014 by Julie Day
I'd recommend this little gem to any budding, aspiring and established writers aiming to be published in Womags. Read morePublished on 10 July 2014 by Mrs Chris Heyward
Generously packed with stories, as well as wise advice on how to master the art of writing them for the women's magazine market, this book is a perfect guide from a highly... Read morePublished on 21 May 2014 by Joanna M. Campbell
Have read a number of books on this subject? This has got to be the best! Very helpful advice presented in a very clear and understated way. Read morePublished on 16 May 2014 by Des Parry
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