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Orwell Writing Style - Part One orwell writing Nov 10, 2019

The first of a two-part special on Orwell's own development as a writer to greatness.

How did Orwell make the leap from The Clergyman's Daughter to works like Animal Farm and 1984, from more...

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The Winner of The First Line Fiesta first line fiesta Nov 03, 2019

 Viva La Fiesta!

We had 75 entries from our member writers to the First Line Fiesta, our competition to find the most appealing first line of a novel in progress. (Read some of the most famous...

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How Do I Know If My Fiction Writing is Good? is my writing good? Oct 27, 2019

How do you tell if your writing is sweet, or whether it sucks?

 

We get word-blind. Over the course of a couple of drafts, the word blindness can get worse. You're clinging to your...

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Finding a Literary Agent. A Writer's Journey. finding a literary agent Oct 20, 2019

A Member's Story.

From the desk of Cate Guthleben.

The Bio.
 
I was born in Broken Hill - a mining town in outback New South Wales now most famous for being where Guy Pearce gets beaten up in...
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How To Start A Novel - The First Line. first line opening sentence Oct 10, 2019

How to Start Your Novel?

Some Ideas for Writing the First Line.

If the agent of change in the novel is a person and you’re telling the story as an outside observer.

“In my younger...

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How To Write a Fantasy Novel - The Battle Scene. fantasy Oct 06, 2019

To the Battle!

The battle in the classics of Tolkien and others is often a bit of a let down.

There’s a long walk, a lot of fine talk, plenty of awe then either the human hero finds an...

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Writing Conflict Between Good and Evil. conflict Sep 29, 2019

 

It's crucial to invest in the groundwork of story before going on to potter in prose if you mean business (i.e, to sell books.)

Our 'big story' course - the Classic course, one...

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How To be A Great Writer - Is Your Writing Ambitious Enough? ambition mario puzo the godfather Sep 22, 2019

 “ I'm afraid, I just didn't warm to Cheryl.”

I get to see a lot of novels-in-waiting as you might imagine. Sometimes my writers will share with me the editorial reports or...

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How To Write a Book Fast. The Morning Routine. morning routine Sep 08, 2019

Morning Folks,

Happy is the writer with a habit! If you want to write a book fast, write daily. Routine wins the race. Most of my writers follow the encouragement we give to write first thing,...

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Pushkin snaps up debut by The Novelry graduate. pushkin susie bower Sep 02, 2019

Pushkin will publish Susie Bower's children's debut next year. 

Susie decided to turn her hand to children's fiction and took the Classic Novel Writing Course at The Novelry. She wrote her...

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Congratulations to Our Member Winner of the Lost The Plot Prize. Aug 29, 2019
THE WINNER!
 
Many congratulations to our beloved Louise Tucker who has written a novel that's winning the hearts of readers.
 
From The Bookseller:

Louise Tucker has won the...

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Our Literary Agents. literary agents Aug 25, 2019

A year ago, Peters, Fraser + Dunlop contacted me, taking note of the quality of work coming out of The Novelry through our creative writing courses, and asked whether an association might be...

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Using Dictation to Write a Book dictation Aug 17, 2019

The late Barbara Cartland was a prolific writer, even in her eighties she was writing 23 books a year including A Virgin in Mayfair, Cupid Rides Pillion, The Frightened Bride, The Elusive...

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How To Be a Good (Enough) Writer. overachievers Aug 11, 2019

 

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." John Steinbeck.

Many of my beloved writers at The Novelry suffer from a sickness called overachievement - 'the curse of the...

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