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Kicking it into Shape: Self-Editing Tips by Alison May
Posted by Alison May in , .

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
Posted by Zoë Miller in , .

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
Posted by Aidan Conway in , .

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,...

“So, where do your ideas come from?” by Cara Hunter
Posted by Cara Hunter in , .

“Where do your ideas some from?” At events, this is the question I get asked more than any other, and I suspect other writers find the same. And I’m not...

Finding Confidence and Creating Opportunities in Writing by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

Becoming a published writer is a dream for so many people, but if you struggle with self-confidence, it can be very daunting indeed. My journey to finding confidence is ongoing...

Creating Your Own Writing Space by Caroline Roberts
Posted by Caroline Roberts in , .

I like to write in my kitchen at the breakfast bar, or in the conservatory where I overlook my garden and the country fields beyond. I also like it to...

Chasing the Dream of Becoming a Writer by Susan Ryan
Posted by Susan Ryan in , .

In the film, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner observes that, “It would kill some men to get so close to their dream and not touch it”. He’s talking to an...

On Being a Writer by Roisin Meaney
Posted by Roisin Meaney in , .

Writing books was never an ambition of mine. At various times in my youth I wanted to be a vet, a firefighter and a dentist. I ended up becoming a...