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Kendare Blake on the Magic of Writing kendare blake 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 piers torday 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 evie wyld 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 - Our Graduate's Story rashmi sirdeshpande Oct 30, 2021

From the desk of Rashmi Sirdesphande. A published author of children's fiction and graduate of The Novelry's courses, Rashmi is published by Puffin Books (Penguin Random House).


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Editing 101 editing 101 Oct 24, 2021


By Lizzy Goudsmit Kay: Editorial Director and published author of Seven Lies.

There is something inevitably chaotic about the first draft of a new novel. Who are these characters? Where are...

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How to Prepare for Writing a Novel – Katie Fforde katie fforde Oct 17, 2021


From the Desk of Katie Fforde 

Right at the beginning of my writing career, when I was trying to write novels for Mills and Boon (easy to read, incredibly hard to write) someone...

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Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy at The Novelry craig leyenaar writing sff Oct 10, 2021

If you're writing speculative fiction, ensure your first reader is an experienced SFF editor to master your magic and future proof your science fiction.

'How do they feed all their...
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Katherine Rundell On Writing For Children katherine rundell writing for children Oct 03, 2021

From the Desk of Katherine Rundell

(Our guest for Monday's Live Author Session. See our forthcoming events for October here.)

Children’s fiction has a long and noble history of being...

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How to Write a Prologue how to write a prologue Oct 01, 2021

If you're wondering how to write a prologue for your book, then whether you publish your book with one or not, the one-page attention-grabber is a great way to test your story's...

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Tasha Suri – Finding Wonder In Your Writing tasha suri Sep 26, 2021

From the Desk of Tasha Suri

When I was still very small, every weekend I would grab my bike and meet my friend, and head to the local park. At that age, the park seemed humongous to me: vast,...

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How to Grip Your Readers jack jordan Sep 19, 2021

From the Desk of our Author Tutor Jack Jordan.

I can still vividly remember the day a single book changed my life.

I was shut away in the family living room, aged twelve, ripping through the pages...

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Fair Play in Fiction. appropriation in fiction Sep 12, 2021

From the desk of Tash Barsby.

I’m a month into my new role at The Novelry, and what a whirlwind it has been. I’ve been lucky enough to talk with some fantastic writers and read some...

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Phoebe Morgan phoebe morgan Sep 05, 2021

From the Desk of Phoebe Morgan. 

As I write this, I’m surrounded by boxes of books. I have FAR too many books – they are not easy to move, they are cumbersome to carry, they split...

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What Do Editors Really Do? editors Aug 29, 2021

From the Desk of Lily Lindon, Editor at The Novelry.

When I tell someone I’m a book editor, I can sometimes see their imagination bubble pop up: me, sitting alone in a dusty reading nook,...

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