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Writing a First Draft. first draft May 09, 2021

 

From the Desk of Emylia Hall.

This is not my first draft rodeo... (not that you’d know it).

‘The first draft of anything is shit,’ said Ernest Hemingway. I’ve always...

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How to Write a Bestseller and Make Tons of Money. meg rosoff May 02, 2021

How to write a bestselling book and make tons of money by Meg Rosoff, who once wrote a book that sold a couple of million copies and made her tons of money, but has been unable to repeat that trick...

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Writing Historical Fiction. historical fiction Apr 25, 2021
 
'The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.'
L.P. Hartley


From the Desk of our Tutor Kate Riordan. 

I always think it’s strange when people...

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Managing Evil in Fiction evil in fiction Apr 18, 2021

From the Desk of Polly Ho-Yen.

How do we ‘manage’ evil in the stories we are telling?

Writing for children means I often write with children. When I’m running writing workshops in...

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Veronica Henry on Trusting the Process. veronica henry on process Apr 11, 2021

Veronica Henry is the bestselling author of romance novels and a journalist whose first novel was published in 2002. Her novel 'A Night on the Orient Express' won The Romantic Novel of the Year...

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Sarah Winman on Still Life novel writing process Apr 04, 2021

Sarah Winman is the bestselling, prize-winning author of When God Was a Rabbit,  A Year of Marvellous Ways and Tin Man. Her new novel Still Life is published in June 2021. ...

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Erin Kelly on the Connection Between Music and Writing. erin kelly Mar 28, 2021

Erin Kelly is the author of eight novels, the bestselling author of psychological thrillers. Her sixth novel He Said/She Said spent six weeks in the Sunday Times top 10...

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Val McDermid On Writing. val mcdermid Mar 14, 2021

From the Desk of Val McDermid.

One of the reasons for the popularity of crime fiction is its faithfulness to the idea of narrative. Crime novels provide their readers with stories that engage with...

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The Firestarter 2021 the firestarter 2021 Mar 07, 2021

The video above will reveal to you the name of the winner of this year's Firestarter at The Novelry. (You may wish to hold off until you've read the following.)

This the fourth year of our annual...

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Can Creative Writing Be Taught? can creative writing be taught? Feb 28, 2021

Our new tutor at The Novelry, the bestselling author, Harriet Tyce, weighs in on the big question with her own experience as a student.

From the Desk of Harriet Tyce.

We all remember the good...

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Nikesh Shukla - Blood On The Page. nikesh shukla Feb 21, 2021

 

From the Desk of Nikesh Shukla.

A lot of writers talk about the importance of voice, so I’m going to talk to you about the importance of soul. Because the best writing, the writing...

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It's a Love Story romance Feb 14, 2021
"Marry me, Juliet. You'll never have to be alone."
Taylor Swift

The end of solitude? Or a value choice? What's behind a love story? In a time in which we are all ragged, estranged, and feeling...

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Writing Dystopian Novels dystopia Feb 07, 2021

Writing a Dystopian Novel.

Five Reasons To Write A Dystopia.

(Warning: Spoilers for ‘We’ by Yevgeny Zamyatin, ‘1984’ by George Orwell, ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’...

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Meet the Agent - Silvia Molteni. meet the agent - silvia molteni Jan 31, 2021

 

Silvia Molteni is a literary agent at PFD. Peters Fraser + Dunlop (PFD) is one of our twelve partner literary agencies. We submit our writers work in preference to these warm-hearted,...

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