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Finding Time to Write by Kelly Creighton
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In the middle of giving a talk, and steering the subject into that overcrowded street called No Time to Write, a man asked me, ‘When you do manage to do...

Making the Most of Social Isolation: Start That Book!
Posted by Sam Blake in , .

While it’s hard to find postive elements of the current global crisis, one thing many of us have is more time on our hands – working from home (avoiding the...

So, where do you find your ideas? by Andrea Mara
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“Where do you find your ideas?” someone asked me recently, perhaps not expecting me to take her so literally as I settled down to fill her in. It’s one of...

How to Start a Novel: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
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For this week’s column, I thought I’d take a look at how to start a novel. It’s February, spring is in the air and with new growth taking place, what...

What Does Perseverance Look Like? by Gráinne Murphy
Posted by Gráinne Murphy in , .

In October 2019, I signed a two-book deal with Legend Press, with my first novel Where the Edge Is due to be published next September. It’s wonderful and exciting and...

Tips on Writing Your First Chapter by Elizabeth Macneal
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I am an author and potter based in East London. My novel The Doll Factory is out now, about a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the...

A Writer’s Fears by Michael J. Malone
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Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers has been a number one bestseller three decades and has sold in over 30 countries. The success of this book...

My Writing Process by Lucy Clarke
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Lucy Clarke’s debut novel, The Sea Sisters, hit the ground running with multiple foreign rights sales as well as becoming a Richard & Judy Book Club Choice. You can read...

The Many ‘Right’ Ways to Write by Kevin O’Connell
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“How d’you do it?” Whether one is just starting, howsoever tentatively, to write fiction or has been at the craft for some time – even a very long time –...

So you want to be a writer? Who cares? by Owen Dwyer
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When setting out to write something you should always start with a theme, in my view. Pick something you care about. Better still, pick something other people will care about...