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Real Life vs. Fiction by Patricia Caliskan
Posted by Patricia Caliskan in , , .

Full-time employee by day, aspiring novelist by night? Then you’ve come to the right article, my friend! That’s how every author who ever nabbed themselves a publishing deal started out....

An Ode to Plotting: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in , .

My second thriller, The Liar’s Girl, came out a few weeks ago. Writing friends of mine could’ve been forgiven for looking at the cover in surprise, convinced that the book...

Chasing Rainbows: Quitting the Day Job by Sheila Forsey
Posted by Sheila Forsey in , .

Running a business with three small kids, I felt I was on a constant treadmill. Summer camps, Easter camps, childminders and creches. Endless days with a two-week sun holiday thrown...

HD: Putting the Ink in Imagination by Patricia Caliskan
Posted by Patricia Caliskan in , , .

The number one question put to any novelist: Where do you get your ideas? Dipping the nib in the old brainbox, is the truthful, if uninspiring, answer. The myth is...

The Knowing is in the Doing: How to Write a Novel by...
Posted by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald in , .

I often think of new books as having dark-adapted sensibilities, and imagine them blinking and wincing a little as they come out into the light. And I’m thinking of this...

Spare Words – A Tip for Writing Characters by Andrea Mara
Posted by Andrea Mara in , .

What if something happened in my next-door neighbour’s house, and nobody knew? What if we’re all so busy at work every day, and minding small children at night, and we...

‘How long does it take to write a book?’ by Sharon Thompson
Posted by Sharon Thompson in , .

‘How long does it take to write a book?’ I get asked this a lot. With only one published book, The Abandoned, it is difficult to give an honest and...

(Almost) Everything I Know About Writing Techniques by C.L. Taylor
Posted by C.L. Taylor in , .

As a self-proclaimed fan of ‘how to write’ books, there can’t be many writing techniques I haven’t either read about or used myself.  There are some writers who turn their...

The Unreliable Narrator: Midday by David B. Lyons
Posted by David B. Lyons in , , .

Get ready to lie. Crime fiction is surfing a wave of evolution right now. The highest-selling fiction genre has always carried with it similar dark themes, gripping story arcs and...

How To Research Writing A Novel by Angela Clarke

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...