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5 Ways to Create Suspense in Fiction craft tips novel writing process May 15, 2022

From the desk of Kate Riordan.

While ‘suspense’ as a genre might mean slightly different things to publishers and readers, for writers hoping to position themselves in this part of the...

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Writing Your Next Novel novel writing process May 08, 2022

Today we're delighted to launch a new course at The Novelry: The Second Novel Course. Our Founder Louise Dean looks back on how she wrote her second novel and beyond; how ideas sometimes come fully...

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What is a Trope? craft tips novel writing process May 01, 2022

From the desk of Craig Leyenaar.

I have this thing that I do when I’m watching films. Sometimes I predict what the next line of dialogue is and more often than not, it’s pretty bang on....

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What's the Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction? children's books writing for children young adult fiction Apr 24, 2022

We're delighted to welcome Krystle Appiah to our editorial team at The Novelry as our in-house specialist in children's and YA fiction. Before joining us, Krystle was an editor at Macmillan...

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Spring Magazine craft tips novel writing process Apr 17, 2022

Happy Easter, writers.

'Tis the season for lighter evenings and warmer months (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, at least!), and we're marking this long holiday weekend with a...

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AJ Pearce on Making Characters Feel Real craft tips novel writing process Apr 10, 2022

AJ Pearce is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird and Yours Cheerfully, both part of The Emmy Lake Chronicles series. AJ’s novels have been published in more than twenty...

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The Octopus Scheme scholarship Apr 03, 2022

We're delighted to announce our scholarship program The Octopus Scheme, an initiative to nurture writing talent from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes, but is not...

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Madeleine Milburn on 2022 Publishing Trends literary agents madeleine milburn publishing trends Apr 03, 2022

Madeleine Milburn is the literary agent responsible for discovering some of the highest-selling and award-wining contemporary authors who consistently hit the bestseller lists in the New York...

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Clare Mackintosh on Coping with Failure clare mackintosh failure rejection Mar 27, 2022

With more than two million copies of her books sold worldwide, Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times number 1 bestsellers I Let You Go, I See You and Let Me Lie,...

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Writing Competitions writing competitions writing prizes Mar 20, 2022

From the desk of Tash Barsby.

Should I be entering my novel into writing competitions and prizes?

‘It’s not about winning, it’s the taking part that counts’ – how many...

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Claire Douglas on When an Idea is 'The One' claire douglas idea for a book story ideas Mar 13, 2022

Claire Douglas won the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award with her first novel, The Sisters, which was followed by Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive, Do Not Disturb, Then She Vanishes and Just...

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The Firestarter 2022 firestarter 2022 Mar 06, 2022

Every year, The Firestarter provides an exciting festival of talent at The Novelry.

Our members dare to share the all-important opening to their novel or memoirs in our online workshop...

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Top Twenty Children's Fiction Books children's books polly ho-yen writing for children Feb 27, 2022

From the desk of Polly Ho-Yen.

What's your favourite children's book?

The best letter I’ve received about my own novels reads: ‘I’d been waiting for my favourite book to come and...

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How to Write Dialogue in Fiction craft tips novel writing process starting to write a novel Feb 20, 2022

From the desk of Katie Khan.

Have you ever read a book with a fantastic story, only to wish the dialogue was – well, a little better written? ‘The characters all sounded the...

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