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Writing Dystopian Novels science fiction Feb 07, 2021

Utopia and Dystopia are a hair's breadth apart, explains our writing coach Polly Ho-Yen, author of Dark Lullaby in which a mother desperately tries to keep her family together in a society...

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Meet the Agent - Silvia Molteni literary agents Jan 31, 2021

Silvia Molteni is a literary agent at PFD. Peters Fraser + Dunlop (PFD) is one of our partner literary agencies. We submit our writers’ work in preference to these warm-hearted,...

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Emma Stonex on Writing guest authors novel writing process 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 on Writing guest authors novel writing process Jan 17, 2021

Ruth Hogan is the bestselling author of the Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Readers' Award winner - The Keeper of Lost Things. She's the author of bestsellers - The Wisdom of Sally...

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The Nervous Novelist confidence meet the team positive coaching method Jan 10, 2021

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 very good at it. Only a fool thinks their writing is much good while they're...

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The Gift of a Novel Dec 18, 2020

If you're thinking about a gift for someone you know who loves writing, but needs a little nudge then giving them the gift of writing their own novel with a kindly nudge this season is the best...

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Meet Kate Riordan meet the team Dec 05, 2020

Writing coach, author Kate Riordan writes historical fiction, mystery and suspense novels. Her first historical novel published by Penguin was hailed as a must-read for fans of Rebecca by...

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Writers Apps Nov 29, 2020

 The Top Ten Writing Apps for Writers as reviewed by the writing team at The Novelry. Here are our favourites!

#1. ProWritingAid

It just gets better and better! We enjoyed a live session...

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Jessie Burton On Endurance for Writers guest authors motivation 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 Muse...

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

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 your characters (and,...

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Love Thy Novel motivation novel writing process 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 last three...

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How to Write a Bestseller with Paula Hawkins guest authors novel writing techniques Nov 01, 2020

If anyone knows how to write a bestseller, it’s Paula Hawkins. The Sunday Times and New York Times No.1 bestselling author of Into the Water and A Slow Fire Burning, her debut novel The Girl...

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Writing a Novel Like Rebecca hero books Oct 25, 2020

Obsessed with Rebecca? So are we. How did did Daphne Du Maurier do it?A page-turner like the novel Rebecca doesn't happen by accident. 

A handful of writers have a gift to be able draw...

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Rebecca - the Wrong Woman character development hero books Oct 18, 2020

Described by Sarah Waters as one of the most influential novels of all time, the famous opening line of Rebecca (1939) has wooed millions of readers. A bestseller which has never gone out of...

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