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Back to School For Writers, Too novel writing process Aug 28, 2022

Without wishing away the last days of summer, the autumn – or fall – is almost here. Ah, September. Fresh mornings, even fresher evenings, a cardigan over the shoulders...

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Can Creative Writing Be Taught? novel writing process Jul 03, 2022

Can creative writing be taught? It’s something many of us have pondered. Whether you’re just thinking about taking a creative writing course, or you’re already enrolled and hoping...

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How to Write a Hook for Your Novel novel writing process May 29, 2022

From the desk of Jack Jordan.

If there’s one thing any writer has to nail to ensure success for their novel, it’s writing a hook.

During my years of writing and publishing books, I have...

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Writing Your Next Best Novel novel writing process May 08, 2022

Our Founder Louise Dean looks back on how she wrote her second novel and beyond; how ideas sometimes come fully formed, but only rarely – and explains how to write your best novel yet.


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Clare Mackintosh on Coping with Failure guest authors novel writing process Mar 27, 2022

With more than two million copies of her books sold worldwide, Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times number 1 bestsellers I Let You Go, I See You and Let Me Lie,...

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Claire Douglas on When an Idea is 'The One' guest authors novel writing process Mar 13, 2022

Claire Douglas won the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award with her first novel, The Sisters, which was followed by Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive, Do Not Disturb, Then She Vanishes and Just...

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Books for Writers novel writing process Jan 16, 2022

 What exactly is a book for a writer? Any work that inspires, motivates and educates can be classed as such.

The kind of craft books we connect with are deeply personal ­­–...

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Writing a Novel in 2022 novel writing process Jan 02, 2022

Our Founder offers some words of inspiration for writers for the year ahead with a look at: motivation, structure, planning and plotting a novel.

The last lines of the poem Lockdown by the Poet...

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Diana Evans on Instincts in Writing guest authors novel writing process Dec 12, 2021

Diana Evans is the award-winning, bestselling author of Ordinary PeopleThe Wonder and 26a. Her prize nominations include the Guardian and Commonwealth Best First Book...

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Why It’s Better to Write Together novel writing process Nov 28, 2021

Mahsuda Snaith is one of our writing coaches at The Novelry. She was named an 'Observer New Face of Fiction' for her debut novel The Things We Thought We Knew...

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Rachel Joyce on Overcoming Doubt guest authors novel writing process Nov 21, 2021

Rachel Joyce is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy...

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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 well as...

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Prepare to Write a Novel With Katie Fforde guest authors novel writing process 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...

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How to Write a Prologue novel writing process Oct 01, 2021

If you're wondering how to write a prologue for your book, then whether you publish your book with one or not, the one-page attention-grabber is a great way to test your story's...

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