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About the Author

Jane Wenham-Jones is a well-known author and journalist who regularly appears on radio and TV. She is a regular columnist for Woman's Weekly Fiction Special, BookTime and her local paper The Isle of Thanet Gazette as well as being the agony aunt for Writing Magazine. www.janewenham-jones.com
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Product Details

  • Series: Secrets to Success
  • Paperback: 454 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press Ltd (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905170815
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905170814
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,481,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jane is the author of four novels (Raising the Roof; Perfect Alibis; One Glass is Never Enough; and Prime Time), two non-fiction writing guides (Wannabe a Writer; and Wannabe a Writer We've Heard Of) and a humorous (but it still works!!) diet book - "100 Ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate". She has contributed to several short story anthologies (including Loves Me, Loves Me Not; Diamonds and Pearls and the Sexy Shorts Charity Series) and non-fiction titles (including Women Leading; Tweet Treats; and The Help for Heroes Cookbook). As a journalist in the UK she has written for the Guardian, The Bookseller, Booktime, Sunday Express, Daily Express, The Sun, The Times, Sunday Times and numerous women's magazines.

She has regular columns in the UK's Woman's Weekly Fiction Special and Writing Magazine, where she is the agony aunt.

A prolific speaker, Jane also broadcasts on radio, works the after-dinner circuit, talks to writers groups and conferences, and has worked as a celebrity speaker on P&O's cruise ship, Arcadia. She has hosted the Romance Novelists' Association's RoNas - the annual awards for the best in Romantic Fiction Romantic Fiction for the last three years, and has presented events at various book festivals.

As an interviewer/chair, she has presented panels and been "in conversation with" dozens of authors and personalities including Julian Clary, Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Jenny Éclair, Helen Lederer, Amanda Ross, Victoria Hislop, Bel Mooney, Irma Kurtz, Lucy Mangan, Steve Furst, Tim Bentinck, Mavis Cheek, Kay Burley, Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell, Rachel Allen, Penny Vincenzi, David Nobbs and Kate Mosse.


TV Credits include: Ready, Steady, Cook; Loose Lips; Kilroy; Just for Starters; The Russell Grant Show; The Heaven and Earth Show; The Politics Show; The Property Channel; Legal TV; The Wright Stuff; and Inside Out.

Jane has presented for the BBC on both radio and TV, and is a member of Equity.
Her latest novel Prime Time was shortlisted for the RNA's Romantic Comedy of the Year award.

She has just made a TV pilot with the aim of helping unpublished writers to fulfil their dreams. To watch the first episode see www.wannabeawritertvshow.com.

More info on www.janewenham-jones.com or http://janewenhamjones.wordpress.com

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fiona Mackenzie on May 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is the best book on the craft of writing that I've read since Stephen King's On Writing.
Jane Wenham-Jones, whose bestsellers I love, covers every aspect of writing - getting started, genre, finding an agent, writing short stories and much more. Written with bags of humour and including hundreds of tips from other best selling authors, this is an invaluable tool in the novice writer's kit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 3, 2007
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Writer professionally is a daunting task for the uninitiated. In a single and comprehensive volume, 'Writing Magazine' columnist Jane Wenham-Jones uses solid information liberally laced with humor to help aspiring writers figure out where they need to start, how they are to finish, and that eternal question besetting all ambitious authors: 'Will anyone ever publish it when you have?' in "Wannabe A Writer?". This thoroughly 'reader friendly' instruction manual is as informed and informative as it is entertainingly demystifying. "Wannabe A Writer?" features a wealth of practical tips and insights on writing and getting published from a number of successful authors, professional literary agents, and commercial publishers. Of special note is the section 'Novels Are Not The Only Fruit' which examines writing as therapy, writing as revenge, words of warning, memoirs and life stories, other non-fiction, and a great deal more. Practical, accessible, written with flair and humor, Jane Wenham-Jones' "Wannabe A Writer?" is confidently and enthusiastically recommended to the attention of anyone who aspires to a professional career as a writer -- or simply can't help themselves from expressing thoughts on paper where other folk can read them!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Renaud on August 31, 2009
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If you're looking for a long winded, often off topic, pointless rambling about the benifits of alcohol and ciggarettes this will be your type of book. Not much actual educational material in this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzy on October 29, 2012
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Anyone who wants to be a writer but lacks confidence, as we all do at times, will love this book. Jane makes it light and easy to read and her British humor really lights the way to all those faults we find in ourselves when writing a novel. She is encouraging but honest through her pages and highlights the areas to really watch out for. I also bought her second book "Wanna be a writer everyone's heard of" or something to that effect. If you're serious about writing a novel, this is a must have. It will make you feel less like a failure and bring to light the ongoing processes of writing a book.

PS The quiz on the first couple of pages only take half seriously. And I say half because it does reveal many common characteristics of current or soon to be authors. Good luck and remember write, write, write. Even if it is drivel.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Milos on September 27, 2013
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I expected much more usefull information from this book. Instead, there is everything about useless things like what to eat during writing process, whether we should smoke or drink wine (on every fifth page), and how to deal with hangovers. The book is not funny at all, nor hilarious, just trying to be. There are too many recommendations for books or articles which the author did not read herself. But I will praise the courrage to write a book about writing and not be the good example :-(
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Isaksen on March 4, 2012
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Got this book and it was a great read right "out of the box!" While it has a whimsical flavor it is enormously educational, espeially for a newbie like me. The author covers subjects as basic as creating your own writing space to complex issues like finding a proper publisher for your genre. Great references/links are included.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AK Marc on January 28, 2014
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First of all the gal that wrote this is a hoot. She is funny. One problem I had was that she is British and located in England. Some of the words she uses are slang (British) and some of abbreviations I did not understand ether. She has some very good points on writing a book and how to organize doing it. The last 1/4 of the book I kind of skipped over. It is about getting agents, and marketing, etc and I assume it is based on doing it in in England. But the gal is a free sprit and I love the way she puts things. It is fun read.
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