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Ajay Chowdhury on Rewriting ajay chowdhury editing rewriting Feb 13, 2022

Ajay Chowdhury is the award-winning author of crime thrillers The Waiter and The Cook. As well as being a novelist, Ajay is a theatre director and tech entrepreneur who founded Shazam and...

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Literary Agent Marilia Savvides on Writing a Great First Chapter agent finding a literary agent first line literary agents marilia savvides the first chapter Feb 06, 2022

Marilia Savvides is a literary agent in the Books Division at 42, one of our partner literary agencies at The Novelry. A graduate of UCL and the Columbia Publishing Course in New York,...

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Katherine Arden on Resilience for Writers fantasy katherine arden writing sff Jan 30, 2022

Katherine Arden is the author of the Winternight trilogy that begins with The Bear and the Nightingale, "a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic" (Robin...

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How to Write a Fantasy Series tasha suri writing a fantasy series 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 books for writers emylia hall Jan 16, 2022

From the desk of Emylia Hall.

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

As a fiction writer, I learn a great deal about...

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The Moral Dilemma jack jordan moral dilemma Jan 09, 2022

From the desk of Jack Jordan.

As human beings, morals are at the heart of who we are. On a personal level, morality is the compass that helps us navigate life, and on a broader...

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Writing a Novel in 2022 2022 Jan 02, 2022
From the desk of Louise Dean, founder of The Novelry.

The last lines of the poem Lockdown by the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage were inspired by the mythology of the village of Eyam in...

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How to Write a Children's Book polly ho-yen writing for children Dec 26, 2021

From the desk of Polly Ho-Yen.


‘Twas the day after Christmas when all through the house, old memories are stirring we simply can’t douse…

Over the festive...

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Stacey Halls on Being Edited 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 diana evans 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 synopsis Dec 05, 2021

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If your New Year's resolution is to finally write your novel, it's time to enrol in one of our famous ...

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Why it's Better to Write Together mahsuda snaith Nov 28, 2021

Mahsuda Snaith is one of the team of expert author 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 rachel joyce 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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