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The Myth of the Debut Novel by Kate Simants
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Lock Me In, my debut novel, is a thriller about a young woman who suffers from a psychological condition in which she dissociates from reality. She’ll become a different person...

Listening to Music by Lucy Sweeney Byrne
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When I hear music, I see images; images of places I have listened to the music before, coming in flashes, trains and woods and streets, or the faces of people...

The Writing Process by Carol Coffey
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There are only two things I am sure about when I begin a new novel and the first is how the book will begin. Before I sit down at my...

From Blogging to Book Launch by Nicola Cassidy
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From blogging to book launch – how writing a blog gave me all the tools I need to be an author. I’ve been blogging since 2013. I started with a...

Finding Your Authentic Voice by Sheila Forsey
Posted by Sheila Forsey in , .

It is easy to get caught up with writing what is marketable and what is a popular genre especially when a writer is trying to get published. There is so...

It’s Never Too Late To Start Writing By Brian Finnegan
Posted by Brian Finnegan in , .

I got my first publishing deal when I was 45 years old. Five years earlier, as I ushered in my 40s, I thought my time was up in terms of...

The Secret to Success? Just Write! by Claire Allan
Posted by Claire Allan in , .

Probably the most common question any successful writer is asked is how to they’ve got to where they are. It’s one of the hardest questions to answer, in fairness, because...

Capturing the Internet for your Writing by Holly Wainwright
Posted by Holly Wainwright in , .

Capturing the Internet and pressing it to paper There’s a mum on the Internet who thinks that brushing your child’s hair while they’re complaining and squirming is common assault. There’s...

Motivation, Inspiration & Perspiration by Sam Blake
Posted by Sam Blake in , .

I’ve just sent the final proof changes for my new thriller Keep Your Eyes on Me to my wonderful editors Sara O’Keefe and Poppy Mostyn-Owen in Corvus Atlantic. My first...

Overcoming Writer’s Block by Tina Callaghan
Posted by Tina Callaghan in , .

Let’s talk about writer’s block. Stephen King points out that plumbers don’t get plumbers block, or cardiac surgeons, surgeon’s block. The surgeon never says ‘I don’t feel like operating today....