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The Writing Life With Phoebe Morgan guest authors novel writing process 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 Do? editing your novel 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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How to Write a Novel: 9 Steps novel writing process starting to write Aug 22, 2021

The question of how to write a novel can feel overwhelming in itself. When you’re facing the blank page, it seems you have a gargantuan task ahead of you.

But that blank page needn’t...

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Writing With Louise Hare guest authors historical fiction Aug 22, 2021

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 the end of the event there were...

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Motivation! motivation novel writing process Aug 15, 2021

The writer Thomas Mann said, ‘A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.’ We love the recognition of process and perfectionism in...

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Our Editorial Director – Lizzy Goudsmit Kay editing your novel meet the team 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...

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Ready to Write? guest authors novel writing process Jul 25, 2021

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 notions; pulsing with poetry and...

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The Closed Circle Mystery crime and suspense guest authors Jul 18, 2021

The closed circle is a beloved sub-genre of mystery, suspense, thriller and detective fiction.

It refers to a crime, usually a murder, for which there are a limited number...

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Meet Mahsuda Snaith meet the team Jul 11, 2021

Meet Mahsuda Snaith, author and writing coach at The Novelry.

Can you remember the feelings of first love? The giddy excitement, the blissful sigh of your body as the whole world became covered in...

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Imposter Syndrome, Writers? motivation novel writing process Jul 04, 2021

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

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Character Flaws in Fiction character development Jun 27, 2021

Character flaws are one of the most important ingredients for a gripping story and a memorable protagonist. Whether they’re honourable, ethical good guys, or down-and-out criminals with a...

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How to Keep Writing Your Novel guest authors novel writing process Jun 20, 2021

May you always be a beginner! Advises Femi Kayode. Femi Kayode's debut crime thriller, Lightseekers, won the 2019 UEA Crime Writing prize. Selected as a Best Crime Novel of the Month by The...

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Advice For Writers From Kathy Lette guest authors starting to write Jun 13, 2021

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 on the job and have affairs and call it ...

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Fantasy Writing Tips from Tricia Levenseller fantasy guest authors writing a series of novels Jun 06, 2021

 If you’re looking for fantasy writing tips, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better source than Tricia Levenseller, the bestselling author of six YA fantasy books including The...

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