Book a chat

The Creative Writing Blog

Ranked #1 Worldwide*

Writing a novel? Get free advice and resources, tips and plot twists to get that novel done.

* Rankedblogs.com

Browse the collection
Louise Hare black authors Aug 22, 2021

From the Desk of Louise Hare.

Last week I did my first in-person event of the year. It was a low-key affair, part of the brilliant Essex Book Festival, held at Grays Library. As is usual, towards...

Read more
 
Motivation! motivation Aug 15, 2021

From the Desk of Emylia Hall.

The writer Thomas Mann said, ‘A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.’

I love the recognition of process...

Read more
Meet Our Editorial Director – Lizzy Goudsmit Kay. editorial director Aug 01, 2021

You’re likely all familiar with the ‘getting ready the night before’ routine that takes place ahead of a big day. You pack a lunch, and hang your outfit on the back of the bedroom...

Read more
Ready to Write? Asks Rachel Edwards. getting ready to write Jul 25, 2021

From the Desk of Rachel Edwards.

I am between novels. This was to be an open-ended rest, but it has already become a pregnant pause. Despite myself, I have begun gestating: ripening with seeded...

Read more
The Closed Circle Mystery by Lucy Foley closed circle mystery 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...

Read more
Meet Mahsuda Snaith mahsuda snaith Jul 11, 2021

 

Can you remember the feelings of first love? The giddy excitement, the blissful sigh of your body as the whole world became covered in a honey-tinted glow? That’s what it felt like for...

Read more
Imposter Syndrome, Writers? imposter syndrome Jul 04, 2021

From the Desk of Polly Ho-Yen

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

Read more
How to Introduce a Character in a Novel craft tips novel writing process starting to write a novel Jun 27, 2021

From the desk of Katie Khan.

Lately I have become obsessed with how we first meet our favourite characters in books. Whether they’re honourable, ethical good guys, or down-and-out criminals...

Read more
How to Keep Writing Your Novel. how to keep writing your novel. Jun 20, 2021

May You Always Be A Beginner.

  • Write with innocence, wide-eyed about the vagaries of humanity and a willingness to be surprised at how low or high humans can go.
  • Write with hope, that...
Read more
Advice For Writers. advice for new writers Jun 13, 2021

From the Desk of Kathy Lette.

Hello All, 

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...

Read more
Writing a Fantasy Series. tropes writing a fantasy series Jun 06, 2021

Bestselling Fantasy Author Tricia Levenseller explains:

  1. Start with a hero or heroine (make them a fierce badass  i.e. a girl monster slayer)
  2. Pick your sub-genre (i.e. high fantasy, urban...
Read more
I Write Because... Adele Parks adele parks May 30, 2021
  • Life is complex and I am always trying to make sense of it.
  • I like to entertain, be useful and have a role.
  • I think I like being the centre of attention.
  • I also hate being the centre of attention....
Read more
Mike Gayle and All The Lonely People. mike gayle May 23, 2021

From the Desk of Mike Gayle.

It used to be the case that whenever anyone asked me about the research I’d undertaken during the course of writing one of my novels I’d say something...

Read more
 
Story Ideas. story ideas May 16, 2021

From the Desk of Harriet Tyce. 

Whenever I do an event, I wonder if this will be the time I’m asked how I get my ideas. It hasn’t happened yet – maybe...

Read more

Get on the list!

Get the Sunday paper for writers to your inbox.

Coaching

The Founder

Author Tutors

Editors

Reviews

Success Stories

Book a Chat

Meet The Novelry

Community

Writers Group

Writing Classes

Literary Agencies

Scholarships

FAQs

Assisted Support

Jobs

Contact

Blog

The Blog

The Magazine

Our Story

Creative Writing Tips

We accept all international currencies at today's rates via a Secure Platform including most cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal.

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

Come and meet us!