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The Closed Circle Mystery crime and suspense guest authors Jul 18, 2021

The closed circle is a beloved sub-genre of mystery, suspense and thriller fiction.

It refers to a crime, usually a murder, for which there are a limited number of suspects, each...

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Meet Mahsuda Snaith meet the team Jul 11, 2021

Meet Mahsuda Snaith, author and writing coach at The Novelry.

Can you remember the feelings of first love? The giddy excitement, the blissful sigh of your body as the whole world became covered in...

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Imposter Syndrome, Writers? motivation novel writing process Jul 04, 2021

The term “imposter syndrome” was first coined by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in their landmark 1978 study of 150 highly successful professional women in various fields. Susan...

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Character Flaws in Fiction character development Jun 27, 2021

Character flaws are one of the most important ingredients for a gripping story and a memorable protagonist. Whether they’re honourable, ethical good guys, or down-and-out criminals with a...

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How to Keep Writing Your Novel guest authors novel writing process Jun 20, 2021

May you always be a beginner! Advises Femi Kayode. Femi Kayode's debut crime thriller, Lightseekers, won the 2019 UEA Crime Writing prize. Selected as a Best Crime Novel of the Month by The...

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Advice For Writers From Kathy Lette guest authors starting to write Jun 13, 2021

As many of you writers at The Novelry will know, the best thing about being a writer is that you get to work in your PJs all day, drink heavily on the job and have affairs and call it ...

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Writing Fantasy with Tricia Levenseller fantasy guest authors writing a series of novels Jun 06, 2021

Bestselling fantasy author Tricia Levenseller explains how to write fantasy, and we take a deep dive in common tropes and how to use and abuse them in this special article to help aspiring fantasy...

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I Write Because... Adele Parks guest authors novel writing process May 30, 2021

Adele Parks is the author of 21 novels, all of which have been bestsellers. She has sold over 3.5 million UK edition copies of her novels and her books have been translated into over 26...

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Character Mapping and Relationships In Novel Writing character development novel writing process May 23, 2021

How do you make the important decisions when it comes to casting your novel? In this article taken from one of the 100+ lessons of our Ninety Day Novel Course, our Founder and Course Director...

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How to Research for a Novel with Mike Gayle guest authors novel writing process May 23, 2021

Whether you’re writing about tenth-century royalty, Amazonian rainforests or the family that lives next door, many writers bump up against the question of how to research for a novel. 


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Story Ideas starting to write May 16, 2021

Where do authors get their ideas? The source of stories you can tell is closer than you think. It's literally right behind you, behind a closed door to your childhood for which only you have the...

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Writing a First Draft starting to write May 09, 2021

‘The first draft of anything is shit,’ said Ernest Hemingway. I’ve always liked this line because it’s a great equalizer: we’re all capable of writing terrible first...

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How to Write a Bestseller and Make Tons of Money how to get published novel writing process May 02, 2021

Meg Rosoff is best known for the novel How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Prize, Printz Award, and Branford Boase Award and made the Whitbread Awards shortlist. Her second novel, Just in Case,...

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Writing Historical Fiction historical fiction Apr 25, 2021

Kate Riordan is the author of 3 historical fiction novels and one of our writing coaches at The Novelry.  Here she explains why she writes historical fiction and how to consider...

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