My name is Iain Broome and I’m an author and freelance writer, editor and content producer. My first novel is called A is for Angelica, published by Legend Press and available from all good book shops.

About the site

This is a site for writers, readers and anyone interested in publishing, technology and what’s it’s like to be a professional wordsmith. I started writing here in December 2008 when the whole shebang used to be called Write for Your Life.

I publish articles, interviews, videos, and co-host a weekly podcast, which is part of the marvellous 5by5 network. You’ll find plenty of advice and opinions throughout, which I hope you’ll think interesting and useful.

That said, I’m not one for making assumptions and telling you what to do. It’s a funny old business being a writer. There are lots of us around and we’re all at various points in our writing journey.

So I’m not here to tell you how to write, but I do want to get you thinking about what you do and how you do it. It’s good to keep an open mind. We can all learn and get better.

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There’s even a dedicated Twitter account which tells you when new posts are available, if that’s how you prefer to get your news.

More about me

I wrote A is for Angelica over a number of years while building a career as a professional copywriter.

Over the years, I’ve edited literary magazines and co-founded Words Aloud, a successful monthly open-mic event for creative writing. I have a degree in English and an MA Writing from Sheffield Hallam University.

I currently live in Sheffield with my wife, our identical twin boys and a mountain of undone decorating.

Find me elsewhere

Like most people on the internet, you can find me in a number of other virtual places. Feel free to check out:

I use some of these more than others, so I’ve listed them here by how often I check and update each profile. So Twitter = a lot. Google+ = rarely. Take your pick. See you there.

Get in touch

If you want to send me nice things or kind words, which I would like very much, feel free to email or, if it’s a quick one, say hello on Twitter. I also have a swish contact form that you can fill in, if you prefer.

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