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In this section different novelists explain their unique writing methods, and offer advice to those who want to write a novel of their own.

Jessica Adams
Jessica Adams, editor of the Girls' Night Out series, has written three hugely
successful novels including her latest, I'm A Believer. Here she talks about what inspires her to put pen to paper.

 

Sarah Ball
Sarah Ball is the bestselling author of Nine Months. Her fantastic second novel, Marry Me, is out now. Find out what she has to say about her life as a novelist.

 

Zoe Barnes
Zoe Barnes, author of numerous novels, including her latest bestseller Love Bug, talks about the reality behind the glamorous myth of a novelist’s lifestyle.

 

Jane Blanchard
The author of hilarious fortysomething novels In Cahoots! and Nailing Harry, talks about writing her third, Getting It, which is published in September 2003.

 

Faith Bleasdale
Superb author of Peep Show, Pinstripes and Rubber Gloves or Jimmy Choos talks about the joys
of working in her pyjamas.

 

Yasmin Boland
Yasmin Boland, feng shui expert, astrologist and author of the brilliant Carole King is an Alien gives us the lowdown on her own writing methods. Her next novel is called All the Rage and is out in July.

 

Elizabeth Buchan
The bestselling acclaimed author, Elizabeth Buchan, offers advice on the writing process. Her eighth novel, The Good Wife, is published in May.

 

Anna Cheska
Jan Henley writes popular women’s fiction under her pseudonym, Anna Cheska. Here, she talks about fiction writing from her perspective as both a novelist and a creative writing tutor.

 

Lisa Clark
The wonderful Lisa Clark has just launched a new series of "go-for-it guides". The first is called Think Pink.

 

Jenny Colgan
Former NHS Trust worker Jenny Colgan turned her hand to stand-up comedy before landing a book deal with Harper Collins. Here she talks about commercial fiction, Justin Timberlake, and the persistant worry of arse spreadage. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Claire Collison
Claire Collison's debut, Treading Water, was published in March 2005. She is a writer of real talent and it's not just me that says that - she has a fan in Ian Rankin (can't be bad!).



Victoria Connelly
Victoria Connelly recently signed with one of the country's biggest agents and here she talks about how she went about it. Since the interview Victoria has secured a publishing deal with a leading German publisher and her novel is on the shortlist for the prestigous RNA New Writers' Award!

 

Martina Devlin
Martina Devlin started writing after winning a Hennessey Literary Award. Here she talks about midnight feasts, reading books while her friend sizzles at her new boyfriend and trying to trick the slob part of her nature into switching on the computer. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Janet Evanovich
The wittiest lady in crime fiction tells us about her writing routine. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

Katie Fforde
Katie Fforde's writing style has been described as a cross between Tom Sharpe and Joanna Trollope. Here the best-selling romantic author provides an insight into her writing life.

 

Sue Haasler
Sue Haasler, author of the very funny Two's Company and Time After Time, gives us an insight into her writing methods and future projects.



Matt Haig
Matt Haig talks about his debut novel The Last Family in England and his life as a Labrador.



Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison's route to literary success was via a competition. Here she tells her story and shares her writing advice. Kate's excellent debut novel, Old School Ties, is available now.

 

Judi Hendricks
Judi Hendricks' debut novel Bread Alone, is a stylishly written study of love, marriage and baking bread. Here, she talks about her writing routine and the difficulty in finding an agent.

 

Veronica Henry
Billed as the new Jilly Cooper, Veronica Henry's debut novel, Honeycote, received very high praise. Her second novel, Making Hay will be available in June 2003. Find out what she had to say about the whole writing process. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Christina Jones
Christina Jones, author of Tickled Pink and proud owner of 17 rescued cats, can't write anthing before she comes up with the title. Find out what she has to say.

 

Dorothy Koomson
Dorothy Koomson, author of the hilarious novel, The Cupid Effect, talks about day jobs, novels and jaffa cakes.

 

Sally Lawton
Sally Lawton has designed her own website to try and catch the attention of agents and publishers - here she talks about her experience of the writing and rejection process.

 

Shari Low
Fabulously funny author, Shari Low, whose bestselling novels include Why Not? and What If? gives an insight into her writing life.

 


Marisa Mackle
Internationally best-selling author Marisa Mackle is one of the sharpest and most readable women's writers around. Her new hilarious novel, Chinese Whispers, sees her on splendid form. Here, the glamorous Dubliner - and former air-hostess - talks about her favourite writers, and the realities of the novelist's life.


Carole Matthews
Sunday Times bestseller, Carol Matthews, explains what it takes to become a novelist. Her new novel, The Sweetest Taboo is out in August 2003.

 

Lennox Morrison
The fantastic author of Re-Inventing Tara talks about balancing novel-writing with her career in journalism.

 

Naked Novelist
Carol Muskoron, aka The Naked Novelist, is the London housewife currently writing her first novel, My Middle Class Girl. Her website lets visitors in on her bizarre writing process!

 

Tyne O'Connell
Mad, bad and dangerous to know, the legend that is Tyne O'Connell talks about her writing.
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Sarah Rayner
Sarah Rayner's acclaimed second novel, Getting Even, was a witty update of Othello. Here she talks about how she juggles a career in advertising with novel writing.

 

Louise Voss
Superb author of To Be Someone and Are You My Mother?, Louise Voss discusses her writing practices and emphasises the need for getting a good agent.

 

Jennifer Weiner
Brilliant author of Good in Bed and In her Shoes takes time out from her increasingly hectic schedule to talk about her writing.

 

Deborah Wright
Magical author of the romantic comedies The Rebel Fairy and Olivia's Bliss, talks book deals, courgettes and transcendental meditation.