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Helen Matthews
Suspense thriller After Leaving the Village out now; Lies Behind the Ruin - April 2019. Won Winchester novel prize; SL 1k Story; LL Reflex; in Artificium etc
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Helen Matthews 19m
Good luck - wish I could be there to support you but will be in
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Helen Matthews 2h
Happy Birthday my latest book baby is one month old today. Check it out here.
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Jennifer Riddalls May 24
Spotted this outside Waterstones yesterday!
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Helen Matthews 2h
An interesting blog by on Saramago’s house in Lanzarote has inspired me to re-share this
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Replying to @Fab_fiction
- really interesting. I also love visiting writers’ homes. You’ve inspired me to re-share my blog about Hemingway and Cuba.
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Catherine Mayer 19h
GREAT NEWS! 🎉Announcing the launch of ’s for writers. The winner gets the chance of representation by British Book Award Agent of the Year . Runner-up prizes of mentoring with the wonderful and…me
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The Future Bookshelf 23h
Submissions are officially OPEN. Head over to for all the details and guidelines on how and where to submit.
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Helen Matthews 20h
‘So far I haven’t put it down’ Thanks Joanne for your lovely comments on
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Helen Matthews 23h
Replying to @honno
congratulations - that’s some achievement.
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Helen Matthews May 24
- excited! Will you be able to come? I’ll post it in@Rushmoorwriters
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Helen Matthews May 23
I've just seen this fab review posted a few days ago. I'm thrilled that men as well as women are enjoying and super proud to be mentioned in the same sentence as (though it's a very different kind of book!)
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Helen Matthews May 23
- what a coincidence! OradoursurGlane features in my novel too!
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Scott Pack May 23
I often get asked for tips on what sort of books publishers and agents are looking for at the moment, what trends they are excited about. The answer is that they are always looking for good stories well told, and are far less interested in trends.
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Helen Matthews May 23
My next event is on 4 June - a literary evening at Farnham Festival featuring some very well known authors (and me). Click here to see who's appearing and the time and venue.
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BookGig May 21
Heading to next week? Don't miss this celebration of working class stories and the latest anthology from Common People📖 Kit is joined by and on 29th May🙌
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Helen Matthews May 22
-exactly - the right one will float up to the surface. Good luck with it - look forward to hearing more.
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Helen Matthews May 22
yes, however good the idea, you have to check it has legs to keep going for 90k words.
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Helen Matthews May 22
aha - a form of ‘kill your darlings’
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Helen Matthews May 22
Replying to @mariaAsmith
that’s a popular feedback with editors and those who offer mss appraisals.
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Helen Matthews May 22
Replying to @PatsyCollins
for me the prologue usually gives a new perspective, a foreshadowing or a flash forward (if that’s a thing).
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