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Amanda Reynolds on First Publishing in Her Fifties meet the team starting to write Jul 24, 2022

We’re delighted to welcome Amanda Reynolds to The Novelry as a writing coach specialising in psychological thrillers and suspense.

Amanda’s first novel, Close To Me, was a number one...

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How to Write a Children’s Book meet the team writing for children Dec 26, 2021

As a writer for children, Polly Ho-Yen often gets asked: how do you convincingly write a child character? She explains how in this blog.

Twas the day after Christmas when all through the house, old...

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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 Novelry. Tasha 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 Grip Your Readers crime and suspense meet the team Sep 19, 2021

Our writing coach Jack Jordan is the global number one bestselling author of Anything for Her (2015), My Girl (2016), A Woman Scorned (2018), Before Her...

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Our Editorial Director – Lizzy Goudsmit Kay editing your novel meet the team Aug 01, 2021

You’re likely all familiar with the ‘getting ready the night before’ routine that takes place ahead of a big day. You pack a lunch, and hang your outfit on the back of the bedroom...

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Meet Mahsuda Snaith meet the team Jul 11, 2021

Meet Mahsuda Snaith, author and writing coach at The Novelry.

Can you remember the feelings of first love? The giddy excitement, the blissful sigh of your body as the whole world became covered in...

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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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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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Meet Emylia Hall meet the team Jul 12, 2020

Meet our writing coach Emylia Hall, a bestselling author and a Richard and Judy Book Club favourite. She's a wonderful teacher, a mother, a fellow of The Royal Literary Fund, and she's currently...

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Meet Katie Khan meet the team May 24, 2020

Katie Khan is an author of speculative fiction novels, where science fiction meets romance, and a writing coach at The Novelry. Here Katie Khan tells us about her writing journey. 

 

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Getting Started as a Writer meet the team starting to write Jul 09, 2017

Our founder, Louise Dean, describes how she got started as a writer and shares the advice she sought in person from the writers she admired.

When I was living in New York in the late 1990's, in my...

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