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Writing Apps novel writing process Nov 29, 2020

There’s no two ways about it: the only way to get through the writing process is, well, by writing. Still, writing apps are great tools in all kinds of different ways, and can make that...

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Jessie Burton On Endurance for Writers guest authors motivation Nov 22, 2020

Writing a novel is a joyful endeavour, but there’s no doubt that it also requires some endurance. It takes time, a lot of thought and emotional investment. Knowing you’re not alone is...

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

Constructive criticism can transform a manuscript, but when is the right time to seek out feedback on your writing? With so many drafts and revisions making up the writing process, there are plenty...

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Writer's Block? motivation 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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Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier: Analysis and Inception character development hero books Oct 18, 2020

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

Described by Sarah...

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Meet The Agent - Marina de Pass literary agents Oct 11, 2020

The Soho Agency is one of our roster of partner literary agencies to whom we pitch our authors’ finished novels. We’re very pleased and proud to work with this great team who represent...

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Ruth Ware: Writing Process in Lockdown crime and suspense guest authors Oct 04, 2020

Ruth Ware is the New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers In a Dark, Dark WoodThe Woman in Cabin 10 and The Turn of the Key. Ruth is a British writer who started...

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Close Encounters: the Narrative Point of View novel writing techniques Sep 20, 2020

There are many choices to make when you begin writing a novel, and the narrative point of view is a pretty fundamental one. 

Some of a writer’s options could be laid out on a starter...

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Is My Writing Good Enough? how to get published Sep 16, 2020

Writers come to The Novelry and ask us – will you tell me if my writing is any good?

We can’t answer that straight. Because the truth is –  it is and it isn’t. In...

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Uncovering Your Writer’s Voice with Clare Pooley guest authors novel writing techniques Sep 13, 2020

One of the biggest concerns many people have when they delve into creative writing is untapping – and maintaining – their writer’s voice. While concerns like fitting in a certain...

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Harriet Tyce: One Last Throw guest authors motivation Sep 06, 2020

Have you ever felt tempted to throw in the writing towel? It’s a pretty universal stage in the writing process, but if anyone can speak to the importance of powering through it’s...

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September For Writers motivation Aug 30, 2020

Don't we all love Back to School September? August is the cruellest month for writers. As it draws to a close, we salute all of you who have made it through the month with your manuscript a...

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Writing Dual Timeline Books dual timelines novel writing techniques Aug 16, 2020

Writing a dual timeline book brings up many questions. Should you write one story first, then the other and weave them together? Or should you write in chronological sequence? 

You might be...

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