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Katherine Rundell on the Importance of Children’s Literature guest authors writing for children Oct 03, 2021

We all have a favourite children’s book that got us into reading at an early age – and, as adult writers, writing for children is spectacular fun and deeply rewarding. That being said,...

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How to Write a Prologue novel writing process Oct 01, 2021

Are you curious about how to write a prologue for your novel? From ancient Greek theatre to William Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald to Heather Morris and even The Canterbury Tales, the prologue...

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Finding Wonder In Your Writing fantasy meet the team Sep 26, 2021

Meet Tasha Suri, fantasy author and writing coach at The NovelryTasha Suri is the award-winning author of The Books of Ambha duology (Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash) and...

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How to Write a Memorable Story crime and suspense meet the team Sep 19, 2021

If you’re curious about what it takes to write a memorable story, you can bet Jack Jordan has a trick or two up his sleeve. Jack is a global number one bestselling author of six gripping...

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Cultural Appropriation & Fair Play in Fiction novel writing process Sep 12, 2021

Let’s tackle the question that often concerns writers the most – what’s fair in fiction? There’s a disclaimer on the copyright page of every work of fiction that will say...

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The Writing Life With Phoebe Morgan guest authors novel writing process Sep 05, 2021

Phoebe Morgan is a seasoned editor, currently serving as commercial fiction editorial director at HarperCollins, in both the Avon and HarperFiction divisions. While she specialises in crime...

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What Does an Editor Do? editing your novel getting published Aug 29, 2021

People within and outside the world of creative writing and professional publishing often wonder: what does an editor do? And why are there so many different types of editors we hear about?...

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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

We are thrilled to have Lizzy Goudsmit Kay as our Editorial Director, and wanted to give you a chance to get to know a bit more about her. She’s an absolutely brilliant editor and a real joy...

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Getting Ready to Start a New Novel with Rachel Edwards guest authors novel writing process Jul 25, 2021

Starting to write a novel is an exciting time, but a lot happens in the run-up to that first word appearing on the blank page. How do writers prepare themselves for the marathon...

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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

We are thrilled to have the wonderful Mahsuda Snaith join us as a writing coach at The Novelry! Mahsuda was an Observer New Face of Fiction in 2017. Her 2017 debut novel The Things...

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