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Former weekly editor publishes book of writing tips

A former weekly newspaper editor turned author has written a guide for budding journalists, novelists and copywriters.

Frank Rawlins, a former Oxford Journal and Oxford Courier editor, has published L for Literature – a primer filled with tips for those who wish to take up writing as a career.

It is published by Huck Books which Frank set up to launch his first novel, When it Comes to the Crunch, in 2007 and he has so far written four novels and two “holidaylogues”.

Frank was chief sub-editor of the former Thomson Newspapers’ Evening Post based at Hemel Hempstead before moving into weekly journalism in the 1980s and later becoming a freelance writer and editor.

He said: “It’s aimed mainly at school-leavers, graduates, and career-changers. It is about the basics and how to progress, with some humour to make the tips easy to remember.”

The book is available in paperback and as an e-book from Amazon and other outlets.

For further information on Frank’s books, click here.