Anita Chapman

About me

I’m seeking agent representation for my novel, ‘The Journal’: women’s commercial fiction with WW2 journal excerpts set in Siena, Italy. Currently working on a novel set in eighteenth century and present day, ‘The Painting’. I’m a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme.

From my website

How do you choose what to read?

La Baule first thing in the morningI recently went to France with my family for two weeks; an opportunity to catch up on reading plus to acquaint myself with the beach, fresh pains au chocolat at breakfast and rosé wine at dinner. My Kindle ‘to be read’ list is pages…

Why go to a writing conference?

Katie Fforde, Pia Fenton, Jenny Barden, Richard Lee, Nikki LoganPanel: 'The Future for Romantic Fiction' Last weekend I went to the annual Romantic Novelists’Association (“RNA”) Conference at Harper Adams University, an agricultural college in Telford, near Birmingham and what a fabulous weekend it was! Apart from the scent of manure which…

Does a first draft take longer for a second novel?

Entrance to Great Hall at Syon HouseThe second most popular post on this blog, (after The pros and cons of writing in first person present tense, which surprisingly gets a lot of hits) is If only I'd known this when I wrote my first draft. This was an early post, written…

 
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