Writer’s Block? Here’s how to beat it…

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. There, I said it. Don’t believe me? Are you currently tortured by a blank page, screaming at your screen: “Of course I’ve got writer’s block, dammit!!!”.  Well, read on, you poor, misguided soul…   The Myth of Writing There’s one thing that novice writers and so-called experts both […]

How To Write A Killer Synopsis

Please send a synopsis of your story”. Words which strike fear and loathing in the heart of any author. You want an agent or publisher to just read your story and then hand you a publishing deal, but before they’ll do any of that they insist on you sending them a summary of the book. […]

How NOT to Sell Your Book

(or how to lose friends and be an asshat in several easy steps)   So, your novel’s written, edited AND published? Nice work. Now you can just kick back, watch readers snap it up and let the big bucks roll in, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, unless you are really, really lucky, then people won’t buy your […]

What We Learnt From London Book Fair 2019

The Burning Chair team were at the London Book Fair this week. And what an interesting time we all had. There were some great talks and debates and some interesting stands from all across the industry and around the globe. After much discussion, we think we can boil down what we learnt this week into […]

Introducing… The Burning Chair Podcast!

As you know, here at Burning Chair we love the written word as much as we love, well… pretty much anything at all. However, sometimes there’s just no substitute for seeing and hearing someone. And we know that some of you (poor misguided souls that you are…) have been itching to find out what we […]