My Writing Living: Anne Rooney

Anne Rooney explains what it takes to maintain a decent income level, in the face of falling fees and advances, and ever tighter publication schedules.

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What does Brexit mean for authors?

The SoA's Public Affairs Manager Tim Gallagher blogs about the current status of the Brexit negotiations and what they mean for authors, poets, scriptwriters and illustrators. 

My writing income: Philip Womack

Author Philip Womack blogs for us about his various sources of income

Before You Sign | School visits

School visits can be a rewarding experience and a great opportunity for a children’s writer or illustrator to be in direct contact with their audience. But before you brush up your...

My writing income (anonymous)

Academic writing, or how not to make a living

On Woman’s Weekly, by Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris blogs on Woman's Weekly, and why we should all care about their new contract policy.

My writing income: Fiona Scott-Barrett

Educational writer Fiona Scott-Barrett blogs for us about her earnings

My writing income: Ken Cockburn

Author Ken Cockburn blogs for us about his various sources of income

My writing income: Ken Paterson

Author Ken Paterson blogs for us about his various sources of income.

Before You Sign | Workshops and Writing Groups

Our Chief Executive Nicola Solomon jots down some things to keep in mind when you're sharing your work with writing groups.

‘Stimulating, informative and fun!’ | the Educational Writers Group Seminar Day

EWG member Mark Griffiths writes up the recent Educational Writers' Seminar Day, hosted by the Society of Authors.

My writing income: David Boyle

David Boyle blogs for us about his various sources of income and the challenges of making a living as an author.

Before You Sign | Charity Begins at Home

We’re all asked to contribute to charitable causes–money, time, professional expertise. Nicola Solomon asks how you can balance the line between being charitable and being exploited?

Carers Week blog: staying healthy and connected

11-17 June is Carers Week and to celebrate this, Bridget Blankley, a member of our Writers as Carers Group has written this blog on the theme of staying healthy and connected. 

Georgette Heyer’s copyrights

Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin investigates the curious case of Georgette Heyer's copyrights, and examines the historical implications of copyright law for authors.

Before You Sign | Option Clauses

Option Clauses give a publisher the right to get a first look at your future work. This month we asked the advisors for a rundown.

The cure for many ills, by Sarah Waights

Author Sarah Waights shares her experience of an Arvon writing retreat, and how she got together the money to fund it.

Event Report: Performance Skills Workshop with Cat Weatherill, by Claire Fayers

Find out how a pair of socks and an egg helped Claire Fayers become a stronger performer.

Before You Sign | Obtaining Permissions

Many contracts make the author responsible for obtaining permission for the use of any material from other sources, and for paying permission fees.