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Sophie Kinsella on How to Stay Motivated When Writing a Book guest authors motivation May 22, 2022

The writing process is doubtless a joyful and rewarding one, but it can demand a great deal of motivation and resilience. The first hurdle is often writing inspiration; we wait for some bright...

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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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Writer Imposter Syndrome motivation novel writing process Jul 04, 2021

Self doubt is one of the big hurdles many writers face – and it’s almost never a reflection on their writing skills. In fact, even people with a thriving writing career often struggle...

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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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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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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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How to Overcome Doubt motivation Jun 16, 2019

Every novel presents such new challenges, it seems one has never written a novel before. An irksome and bewildering amnesia. Yet again,  your judgement and taste exceed your...

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