'What's so great about a backlist of unpublished failures? Well, my answer is that the willingness and ability to be genre fluid affords you versatility and experience. The market can be brutal, and good deals for commercial fiction are like hen's teeth.'
'In a London-centric publishing industry that has long sidelined the North West in fiction, I’m making a name for myself, not only as a writer of wrongs in Manchester, but also as an author of historical saga, set in the NHS’s first hospital in Trafford. '
'I self-published my first series in the States. I was the proverbial old dog, learning new tricks! I designed my own Twitter, Instagram and Facebook banners. I commissioned book covers from a professional designer. I organised a US blog tour. '
Marnie Riches considers the dark side of research and its effects on writers' mental health.