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Writing a Novel in 2022 novel writing process Jan 02, 2022

In this blog post to ring in 2022, our Founder and Course Director Louise Dean offers some words of inspiration for writers for the year ahead. If you want some wisdom on crucial topics like...

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How to Write a Children’s Book meet the team writing for children Dec 26, 2021

As a writer for children, Polly Ho-Yen often gets asked: how do you convincingly write a child character? She explains how in this blog.

Twas the day after Christmas when all through the house, old...

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Stacey Halls on Being Edited editing your novel guest authors 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 guest authors novel writing process 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 for a Novel editing your novel getting published Dec 05, 2021

If you want a literary agent to represent your book, you’re going to have to write a damned good novel synopsis. That’s right – it’s not enough to spend months of your...

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Why It’s Better to Write Together novel writing process Nov 28, 2021

Writing is liberating, exciting, deeply rewarding. But it can also be a solitary endeavour. And this solitude can become an obstacle – we all need a bit of support and camaraderie to keep...

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Rachel Joyce on How to Overcome Self Doubt as a Writer guest authors novel writing process 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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Kendare Blake on the Magic of Writing fantasy guest authors 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’s Tips for Writing for Children writing for children Nov 07, 2021

Writing children’s books involves a distinct writing process compared to writing adult fiction. After all, in the adult world, your target audience is based largely on your genre; from ...

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Writing With Evie Wyld guest authors novel writing process 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...

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Rashmi Sirdeshpande’s Success Story graduates success stories Oct 30, 2021

Do you make it a habit to sometimes pause and reflect on how far you’ve come? I love the idea but I don’t do it enough. I’ll add it to my list of writerly sins along with deleting...

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Self Editing For Fiction Writers: 10 Top Tips editing your novel Oct 24, 2021

Writing a novel is incredibly hard. Then you get to the end of your first draft and relief sets in – but it’s short-lived. The seemingly insurmountable brick wall of self editing for...

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Katie Fforde on Getting Familiar with Her Stories guest authors novel writing process Oct 17, 2021

Katie Fforde is the author of 4 number one bestsellers. Published since 1995, her romance novels are set in modern-day England. She lives in the Cotswold countryside with her family. Each...

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SFF Writing at The Novelry fantasy science fiction Oct 10, 2021

Are you writing speculative fiction – stories spanning horror, dystopian, fantasy and science fiction? Then ensure your first reader is an experienced SFF editor to master your...

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