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

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…

What can diaries and journals do for writers?

Bluebells at Winkworth ArboretumIt’s taken a few days to come up with this post. During the Easter holidays, I went to Paris for a couple of nights, an amazing trip, but no blog posts sprang to mind. Back in Surrey, I walked amongst magnolia trees and daffodils and in woods with bluebell…

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