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I Write Because... Adele Parks guest authors novel writing process May 30, 2021

Adele Parks is the author of 21 novels, all of which have been bestsellers. She has sold over 3.5 million UK edition copies of her novels and her books have been translated into over 26...

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Character Mapping and Relationships In Novel Writing character development novel writing process May 23, 2021

How do you make the important decisions when it comes to casting your novel? In this article taken from one of the 100+ lessons of our Ninety Day Novel Course, our Founder and Course Director...

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How to Research for a Novel with Mike Gayle guest authors novel writing process May 23, 2021

Whether you’re writing about tenth-century royalty, Amazonian rainforests or the family that lives next door, many writers bump up against the question of how to research for a novel. 


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Thriller Story Ideas and the Influence of Fairy Tales starting to write May 16, 2021

Are you looking for a story idea for a thriller? Maybe you’ve got an amazing character you want to star in your novel, but you’re not sure exactly what they’ll get up to. Or you...

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Writing a First Draft starting to write May 09, 2021

‘The first draft of anything is shit,’ said Ernest Hemingway. I’ve always liked this line because it’s a great equalizer: we’re all capable of writing terrible first...

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How to Write a Bestseller and Make Tons of Money how to get published novel writing process May 02, 2021

Meg Rosoff is best known for the novel How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Prize, Printz Award, and Branford Boase Award and made the Whitbread Awards shortlist. Her second novel, Just in Case,...

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Writing Historical Fiction historical fiction Apr 25, 2021

Kate Riordan is the author of 3 historical fiction novels and one of our writing coaches at The Novelry.  Here she explains why she writes historical fiction and how to consider...

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How to Write Villains for Children’s Books character development novel writing techniques Apr 18, 2021

The villains in children’s books are often what make stories come alive. Good baddies (if you will) capture the imagination – especially of a child. They’re who kids most...

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Veronica Henry on Trusting the Process guest authors novel writing 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 guest authors 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. Still Life is a beautiful, big-hearted, richly...

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Erin Kelly on Writing guest authors novel writing process Mar 28, 2021

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

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Val McDermid On Writing guest authors novel writing process Mar 14, 2021

The Queen of Crime, Val McDermid has sold over 17 million books to date across the globe and is translated into more than 40 languages. She is perhaps best-known for her Wire in the Blood...

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Nikesh Shukla on Writing guest authors Feb 21, 2021

Nikesh Shukla is the author of Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award), Meatspace and the critically acclaimed The One Who Wrote Destiny. He is...

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It's a Love Story novel writing techniques romance Feb 14, 2021

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 peculiarly close-to-the-edge sentimental, our blog this week...

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