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Emma Stonex - Writing What You Don't Know emma stonex Jan 24, 2021

Emma Stonex is the author of several books written under a pseudonym. Before becoming a writer, she worked as an editor at a major publishing house. The Lamplighters is her debut novel under her...

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Ruth Hogan - Writing Novels To Keep Lost Things. ruth hogan Jan 17, 2021


Ruth Hogan will be our guest for a Live Session at The Novelry on 15th February. 

Ruth Hogan is the bestselling author of the Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy...

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The Nervous Novelist confidence Jan 10, 2021


'Every writer I know has trouble writing.'

Joseph Heller.


Almost 99% of writers exist in a state of some doubt that they're any good at this writing business. The other 1% aren't...

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A New Year's Resolution for Writers resolution Jan 03, 2021

From the Desk of Kate Riordan.

Someone once said to me, ‘It’s a shame, isn’t it, that being a writer was your dream but you don’t really like it’. I turned to him,...

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The Gift of a Novel the gift of a novel Dec 27, 2020

From the Desk of Emylia Hall.

I’ve recently been dipping into The Gifts of Reading, a collection of essays and literary love letters from the likes of Robert Macfarlane, Candice...

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Pantomime and Story pantomime Dec 20, 2020

From the Dressing Room of a Dame.

(Philip Meeks is on enforced sabbatical from pantomime, writing his novel with The Novelry. Photo © Bob Workman.)

On the day I turned three, my...

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The Novelry Writers' Annual Report 2020 annual 2020 Dec 13, 2020

Christmas comes to The Novelry in the form of completed novels, so many first drafts, awaiting their next draft in the new year. Congratulations to all of you for making sure you didn't rely on...

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Meet Kate Riordan. kate riordan Dec 06, 2020


We are delighted to welcome Kate Riordan to The Novelry as a tutor. She's a wonderful addition to the team and it's great to have her with us. She's off to a flying start, and available for...

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Writers Apps. writers apps Nov 29, 2020


The Top Ten Writing Apps for Writers for 2021.

#1. ProWritingAid

It just gets better and better! We enjoyed a live session with its founder recently - available for writers of The...

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Jessie Burton On Endurance for Writers. jessie burton Nov 22, 2020

Jessie Burton is the million-selling, award-winning author of The Miniaturist, The Muse and The Confession, as well as her children's book The Restless Girls. The Miniaturist and The...

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When to Get Feedback on Your Novel novel writing process Nov 15, 2020

From the desk of Katie Khan.

First drafts are precious. They are tender, private, and for your eyes only.

A first draft is a chance to tell yourself the story; to figure out the hopes and dreams of...

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Love Thy Novel. writers block Nov 08, 2020


Writer's block? Go back to your novel gingerly and potter about in its grounds if you've been away. Read a little of it - possibly from the beginning if you're not too far in or the...

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Paula Hawkins - On Writing the Unputdownable Book. paula hawkins writing pageturners Nov 01, 2020

Paula Hawkins is the Sunday Times and New York Times No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, Into the Water and A Slow Fire Burning. The Girl on the Train has sold more than 23 million...

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Writing a Novel Like Rebecca rebecca Oct 25, 2020


A page-turner like the novel Rebecca doesn't happen by accident. 

Obsessed with Rebecca? So are we. What did Daphne Du Maurier have that we don't? In this post, we'll take a look.

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