From Story Idea to Reader

final-cover-small-front-251016From Story Idea to Reader is an easily accessible guide to writing fiction. Whether you are brushing up on your writing skills or starting out, this book will take you through the whole process from inspiration to conclusion. No matter if you are looking to submit your work for publication, enter a competition, or want to self-publish, this practical guide will help you every step of the way.

Between them, Patsy Collins and Rosemary Kind have sold hundreds of short stories, written sixteen published books and produced numerous articles for Writing Magazine and similar publications. They’ve both judged writing competitions and run workshops, and Rosemary has read and edited thousands of short stories and published dozens of books for other writers.

With the information, help and encouragement in this book, you too could see your work in print.

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Review extracts

For me, this book is an essential read to progress, and that is why I am awarding five stars, and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of taking up writing.


This book is a real treasure trove of ideas and information. There is useful advice for everyone here to from what to write, through how to write it then where to sell it


A useful and very well set out piece of writers’ equipment!


I really enjoyed it. An excellent book for anyone looking to produce writing for others to read, either as a novel or shorter pieces.


In particular the chapter on point of view is one I shall read and re-read as it’s an area I struggle with. In fact that chapter could have been written especially for me.


get this book. It’s not a text book. It’s not dry. It reads as a conversation between Rosemary and Patsy with the reader having the privilege of listening in on their guidance to writers. They make a great team


A absolute mine of information for both the beginner and more experienced writer


this book is a bit like a writing friend, reminding me of all the writerly things I should be thinking or doing. Lots to dip into, lots to learn.


Definitely one to keep on the desk.


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