Have you ever wished you could get advice on your writing, your pursuit of becoming published, and everything that crops up in between, from an expert who will not only tell it to you straight, but will do so with good humour and kindly grace? Just as a friend might?
Us too! That’s why we’re incredibly excited to introduce our new advice column for writers, “Dear Julie”, in which bestselling author Julie Cohen will be tackling your toughest questions and offering writing advice every other Monday right here on Novelicious.
Julie has had 20 books published under her own name and pseudonyms, selling nearly a million copies and being translated into 15 languages. Several have won or been shortlisted for awards, including the Romantic Novelists' Association's Award and the National Readers’ Choice Award. Her novel Dear Thing was a summer 2014 Richard and Judy Book Club pick.
Julie is also a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, tutoring courses for Penguin Random House Academy, The Guardian, Literature Wales, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and Writers' Workshop. She runs a fiction consultancy business, with several of her clients having gone on to publication. Her latest book is Where Love Lies.
In short, Julie really knows her stuff. And she’s ready and waiting for your questions! Have a character or plot problem? Struggling to find the time to write? Wobbling over your synopsis? We’re waiting to hear from you! Submit your questions and writing woes in the comments below or, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Dear Julie” in the subject line. Answers will appear in future Dear Julie columns.
In the meantime, we hope you'll join us in welcoming the lovely Julie Cohen on Twitter. We're so excited to have her on the team!