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The Creative Process: On Writing Magic by Rachel Rueckert
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Hands down, one of the best parts of being Anam Cara’s director is getting to know the writers- and artists-in-residence and their work. They have taught me and each other much...

Getting Started on your Novel by Faith Hogan
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Well done – lots of people want to write a book and there are just as many who think they have a book in them that we are all just...

You Want to be a Writer – SO READ! by Zoë Miller
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Imagine if you had a dream of taking part in Dancing with the Stars, if you loved dancing so much that you longed to be involved in this glittering event....

The Fear of the First Draft by Zoë Miller
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The Fear of the First Draft – does it ever go away? One of the questions I’m regularly asked in good faith, now that I have ten books published, is...

Getting the Idea for Your Novel by Louise Dean
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The idea for your novel doesn’t often come to you whole and complete. If you’re writing historical fiction then it may do, as mine did for This Human Season which is set...

Kicking it into Shape: Self-Editing Tips by Alison May
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A first draft is not a novel. A first draft is, at best, a potential novel. Different writers will have different amounts of potential in that first draft, but very...

Giving up the Day Job to be a Writer by Zoë Miller
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You’ve finally given up the day job to write that book and focus everything on your writing career – it will be so much easier – or is it? The...

Getting The First Draft Done by Aidan Conway
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I finished the first draft of A Cold Flame on the 21st December 2016, only an hour before I had to leave for the airport to spend Christmas with my...

Where Ideas Come From by Tina Callaghan
Posted by Tina Callaghan in , .

You’ve decided that you want to write fiction. Great! Knowing what you want to do is the first important step in achieving your goal and is often hard to figure...

What to do before you start writing by Olivia Rana
Posted by Olivia Rana in , .

I’ve been writing for over twenty years, and much of this time has been spent trying to improve my skills as a writer. I started out going to evening classes,...