Ever fancied yourself as the next JK Rowling? Well former publisher and literary agent Jacq Burns will reveal all.
She’ll give tips on how different genres work and what sparks the attention of readers. And she’ll spill the beans on how to pitch your best-seller and whether to go down the self-published or traditional publishing route.
A former commissioning editor at Random House and editorial director at HarperCollins, Jacq now has her own literary agency. Her focus is on personal development, business, how-to books, parenting, and well-being as well as women’s fiction. She has ghosted on a wide range of subjects from neuroscience to forced marriage, and has also written a series of humorous books, The Handbag Book of Girly Emergencies, under a pseudonym.
Jacq is one of the founding members of The London Writers’ Club and her book Write a Bestseller shares the secrets of success. Listen carefully …
Saturday, November 1. 11:30am. The Beacon, Wantage. Tickets: £6
Deal of the Day – Both Charles Harris’ and Jacq Burns’ talks for £10