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From John Carreyrou's Bad Blood to James O'Brien's How to be right in a world gone wrong, there are many great journalists who have penned captivating books.

If you want to follow in their footsteps and have a great book idea ready to hit shelves, how do you go about getting published?

Faima Bakar, senior staff writer at JournoResources spoke to three journalists-turned-authors for their best advice on agents, book proposals and generating ideas. Natalie Morris, author of Mixed/Other says that a crucial step is checking the originality of your idea because often, research will serve up a cold dose of reality.

"I think we all have a tendency as kind of young, enthusiastic writers to think that we are the first people to come up with an idea or the first people to have this level of enthusiasm and platform. But it doesn’t take much digging to realise that a lot of these themes have been around for a very long time," she says.

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