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How Beth O’Leary Writes Her Bestsellers guest authors romance up lit Mar 05, 2023

If ever an author could distill a big cuddle and a warm cup of tea into book form, it’s Beth O’Leary! The Sunday Times bestselling author of heart-warming and hilarious books including...

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What is UpLit? up lit Feb 26, 2023

If you’re interested in the world of books and trends in the publishing industry, you may well have heard of UpLit. Or it might be a brand new term and a total mystery to you! Either way,...

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Rachel Joyce on How to Overcome Self Doubt as a Writer guest authors novel writing process up lit 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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How to Research for a Novel with Mike Gayle guest authors historical fiction novel writing process up lit May 23, 2021

Whether you’re writing about tenth-century royalty, Amazonian rainforests or the family that lives next door, many writers bump up against the question of how to research for a novel. 


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Ruth Hogan on Writing guest authors novel writing process up lit Jan 17, 2021

Writing holds all kinds of magic, and often brings joy and healing in unexpected ways. It also gives us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in unknown worlds and get to know a whole cast of ...

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Uncovering Your Writer’s Voice with Clare Pooley guest authors novel writing techniques up lit 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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