Help for Authors

Finding a Literary Agent

Finding a Literary Agent

Finding a Literary Agent in the UK is time-consuming, and you Finding a Literary Agent in the UK is time-consuming, and you need to do research to find the one best suited to you and your book.

In the UK, the overwhelming majority of literary agents charge authors 15% of any income earned from UK sales, and 20% of any income earned from overseas sales or from film and TV sales. Most of you reading this will realise this is good value for money. You don’t have to pay your agent any up-front fees, and it is in their best interest for you to sell a lot of books. If they don’t find a publisher to accept your book, or if your book doesn’t sell, they make nothing.

Development of Novel Characters

Development of Novel characters - Not everyone is what they seem

Development of novel characters is central to any novel. Some have major parts, others minor, but every character should be there for a reason.

Some of the major characters in your story will be heroes, some villains, some good, some evil, some dim, some clever. Just like all the people you meet in real life, all your characters will have different characteristics, some you will like and others you will dislike. That presents authors with a problem. Like them or loath them, your characters have to be believable.