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A Guide to Story Structure novel writing techniques starting to write Nov 25, 2022

Before we get into the specifics of different story structures, it’s worth considering the importance of having a solid scaffold for your tale. Although structuring your story might seem...

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Get Started Writing Historical Fiction starting to write Oct 09, 2022

Historical fiction is a rich genre filled with inspirational real-life characters and fascinating historical contexts to explore. But when you decide to write it, how do you get started?

This is a...

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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 Start a Story novel writing techniques starting to write Jul 17, 2022

For many writers, the question of how to start a story is one of the most panic-inducing. Whether it’s because you know too much or too little about your characters, world and events,...

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Outlining a Novel: Is it Really Necessary? By Tess Gerritsen guest authors starting to write Jun 19, 2022

The idea of outlining a novel is one that may strike dread, panic or even tedium in a writer’s heart. Are we really expected to have our entire novel outlined before we put pen to paper?

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How to Write a Novel: 9 Steps novel writing process starting to write Aug 22, 2021

The question of how to write a novel can feel overwhelming in itself. When you’re facing the blank page, it seems you have a gargantuan task ahead of you.

But that blank page needn’t...

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Advice For Writers From Kathy Lette guest authors starting to write Jun 13, 2021

As many of you writers at The Novelry will know, the best thing about being a writer is that you get to work in your PJs all day, drink heavily on the job and have affairs and call it ...

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Publishing Fantasy Fiction fantasy starting to write Jun 07, 2021

This is truly a great era for publishing fantasy fiction. Originality abounds, and boundaries are being pushed in all kinds of new directions. Bestselling author and writing coach Katie Khan...

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Thriller Story Ideas and the Influence of Fairy Tales crime and suspense starting to write May 16, 2021

Are you looking for a story idea for a thriller? Maybe you’ve got an amazing character you want to star in your novel, but you’re not sure exactly what they’ll get up to. Or you...

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Writing a First Draft starting to write May 09, 2021

‘The first draft of anything is shit,’ said Ernest Hemingway. I’ve always liked this line because it’s a great equalizer: we’re all capable of writing terrible first...

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Getting Back To Writing motivation starting to write 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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What Is Story? starting to write Jun 14, 2020

Understanding the intricacies of story is such an essential tool for anyone trying to write a book. All the genres require a solid bedrock of story. Whether you’re writing a factual or...

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Writing the First Chapter of a Novel novel writing techniques starting to write May 17, 2020

If you’re wondering how to write the first chapter of a novel, we can relate. It’s a big question!

After all, the first chapter of a novel needs to do some heavy lifting to start the...

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Creative Writing Genres: Their Driving Force and Impact novel writing process starting to write Mar 01, 2020

Literary genres are decisive when you’re writing fiction. In fact, your literary genre should be one of the first things you consider. It is the first thing an agent assesses on your...

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