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The Knowing is in the Doing: How to Write a Novel by...
Posted by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald in , .

I often think of new books as having dark-adapted sensibilities, and imagine them blinking and wincing a little as they come out into the light. And I’m thinking of this...

Spare Words – A Tip for Writing Characters by Andrea Mara
Posted by Andrea Mara in , .

What if something happened in my next-door neighbour’s house, and nobody knew? What if we’re all so busy at work every day, and minding small children at night, and we...

‘How long does it take to write a book?’ by Sharon Thompson
Posted by Sharon Thompson in , .

‘How long does it take to write a book?’ I get asked this a lot. With only one published book, The Abandoned, it is difficult to give an honest and...

(Almost) Everything I Know About Writing Techniques by C.L. Taylor
Posted by C.L. Taylor in , .

As a self-proclaimed fan of ‘how to write’ books, there can’t be many writing techniques I haven’t either read about or used myself.  There are some writers who turn their...

The Unreliable Narrator: Midday by David B. Lyons
Posted by David B. Lyons in , , .

Get ready to lie. Crime fiction is surfing a wave of evolution right now. The highest-selling fiction genre has always carried with it similar dark themes, gripping story arcs and...

Scrivener: A Software Resource for Writers
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in , , .

When international bestseller Alex Barclay sang the praises of Scrivener in this excellent article, we thought we’d investigate and find out what it’s all about. This is what Alex said: The...

How To Research Writing A Novel by Angela Clarke

Angela Clarke is The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, including Follow Me, Watch Me, and Trust Me. Angela has produced an extensive collection of Writing Tips video tutorials on many...

Bullet Journaling For Writers by Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

I don’t JUST want to talk about ‘bullet journaling’, or ‘BuJo’/’BuJoing’ as it is sometimes called (you are allowed get slightly queasy at this, yes). But it’s the elephant in...

What’s in a Place? Kiss Me Kill Me by J.S. Carol
Posted by J.S. Carol in , .

  One of the first things I need to work out at the start of a new novel is where it’s going to be set. Choosing the location is important...

Notebook Fear Is Real, Guys by Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

Once upon a time I was given a notebook. I can’t remember the context, but I do recall the book itself: almost-A4 size, covered with purple satin (my favourite colour)...

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