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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

We are proud as punch of Rashmi Sirdeshpande, award-winning children’s author who writes both fiction and non-fiction and is a graduate of The Novelry’s creative writing courses. Rashmi...

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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 romance 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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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 23, 2021

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


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

Louise Hare is the author of two beautiful books, Miss Aldridge Regrets and This Lovely City, and was named one of the top 10 debut novelists by The Observer in 2020. Louise...

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