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How to Write a Fantasy Series fantasy writing a series of novels Jan 23, 2022

Our author tutor Tasha Suri is the award-winning author of The Books of Ambha duology (Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash) and the epic fantasy trilogy The Burning...

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Books for Writers novel writing process Jan 16, 2022

 What exactly is a book for a writer? Any work that inspires, motivates and educates can be classed as such.

The kind of craft books we connect with are deeply personal ­­–...

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How to Create Tension in a Story: The Moral Dilemma crime and suspense novel writing techniques Jan 09, 2022

As you set about writing – or editing – a gripping novel, you might come up against the question of how to add tension to your story. Maybe you’ve got a great idea that packs in...

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Writing a Novel in 2022 novel writing process Jan 02, 2022

Our Founder offers some words of inspiration for writers for the year ahead with a look at: motivation, structure, planning and plotting a novel.

The last lines of the poem Lockdown by the Poet...

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How to Write a Children’s Book meet the team writing for children Dec 26, 2021

As a writer for children, Polly Ho-Yen often gets asked: how do you convincingly write a child character? She explains how in this blog.

Twas the day after Christmas when all through the house, old...

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Stacey Halls on Being Edited editing your novel guest authors Dec 19, 2021

Stacey Halls is the author of The Familiars, which was the bestselling debut novel of 2019. Her second historical fiction novel The Foundling was published in 2020, and her...

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Diana Evans on Instincts in Writing guest authors novel writing process Dec 12, 2021

Diana Evans is the award-winning, bestselling author of Ordinary PeopleThe Wonder and 26a. Her prize nominations include the Guardian and Commonwealth Best First Book...

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How To Write a Synopsis editing your novel Dec 05, 2021

If you want an agent to represent your novel, you're going to have to write a damned good synopsis.

That's right – it's not enough to spend months of your life crafting tens of thousands...

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Why It’s Better to Write Together novel writing process Nov 28, 2021

Mahsuda Snaith is one of our writing coaches at The Novelry. She was named an 'Observer New Face of Fiction' for her debut novel The Things We Thought We Knew...

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Rachel Joyce on Overcoming Doubt guest authors novel writing process Nov 21, 2021

Rachel Joyce is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy...

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Kendare Blake on the Magic of Writing fantasy guest authors Nov 14, 2021

Kendare Blake is the New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns fantasy series, which includes Three Dark Crowns, One Dark Throne and Two Dark Reigns. She...

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Piers Torday on Writing for Children writing for children Nov 07, 2021

Piers Torday is a renowned children's fiction writer who won The Guardian's Children Fiction Prize in 2014.

 A former theatre and television producer, Piers Torday’s books include The...

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Writing With Evie Wyld guest authors novel writing process Oct 31, 2021

Evie Wyld is an award-winning writer of three novels and a graphic novel. She was born in London and brought up on both her grandparents' sugar cane farm in New South Wales, Australia, as well as...

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Rashmi Sirdeshpande’s Success Story graduates success stories Oct 30, 2021

Do you make it a habit to sometimes pause and reflect on how far you’ve come? I love the idea but I don’t do it enough. I’ll add it to my list of writerly sins along with deleting...

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