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How to Write Dialogue by Angela Clarke
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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...

So You Want to be a Writer? Dying Day by Stephen Edger
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You’re passionate about reading aren’t you? In fact, I’d put money on you being one of those people who can read at least two books in a week. At the...

Story Craft: Exploring the Art of Creative Writing by Sharon Dempsey
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If you are lucky, every now and then you get a light bulb moment while writing. Suddenly the murky waters clear, and you can see clearly what you are trying...

Writing ‘The End’ is Only the Beginning by Carmel Harrington
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I’m currently writing my seventh novel, with a deadline hurtling towards me at great speed. Right now, I’m somewhere between the stage of wailing in despair that the end is...

What Jack Reacher’s Fist Can Teach Writers About Sentence Structure by Sam...

We’re often told that the secret to making writing clear and accessible is to use active verbs, simple words and short sentences. There’s something in that advice. But what really...

NaNoWriMo 2017 (A.K.A. ‘This is where you finally write that book’) by...
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I am hoping this article will be read exclusively by non-writers. So, if you are a writer, kindly close the tab and re-channel your interests somewhere else. Go on, shoo!...

The ‘Golden Rules’ of Writing Comedy by Caimh McDonnell
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It has been suggested a few times that I should do a “Golden Rules of Writing Comedy” article and I’ve always resisted it for one very good reason. I’ve been...

What Makes a Killer Story: Top Tips for Writing Crime by Angela...

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...

When Two Become One: Collaborating as a Writer by Hazel Gaynor
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Writing is often described as a lonely process, but it doesn’t have to be. What if you wrote a book with someone else? When I first told people I was...

Period Speech and Dialogue in Historical Fiction: Blood’s Game by Angus Donald
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One of the great joys of writing Blood’s Game, the first book in my new swashbuckling 17th-century series, was having access to the language of the time. This was an...