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It’s Never Too Late To Start Writing By Brian Finnegan
Posted by Brian Finnegan in , .

I got my first publishing deal when I was 45 years old. Five years earlier, as I ushered in my 40s, I thought my time was up in terms of...

The Secret to Success? Just Write! by Claire Allan
Posted by Claire Allan in , .

Probably the most common question any successful writer is asked is how to they’ve got to where they are. It’s one of the hardest questions to answer, in fairness, because...

Capturing the Internet for your Writing by Holly Wainwright
Posted by Holly Wainwright in , .

Capturing the Internet and pressing it to paper There’s a mum on the Internet who thinks that brushing your child’s hair while they’re complaining and squirming is common assault. There’s...

Breathing Life into Historical Fiction Characters by Sheila Forsey
Posted by Sheila Forsey in , .

It was not enough to simply research what it was like to live in the time period of my novel.  Somehow, I needed to feel the emotion of my characters...

The Shape of Stories by Holly Jackson
Posted by Holly Jackson in , .

My first book, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, has just been published by Egmont UK, but my journey of writing it might begin somewhere you wouldn’t expect. When I...

Motivation, Inspiration & Perspiration by Sam Blake
Posted by Sam Blake in , .

I’ve just sent the final proof changes for my new thriller Keep Your Eyes on Me to my wonderful editors Sara O’Keefe and Poppy Mostyn-Owen in Corvus Atlantic. My first...

The Highs and Lows of the Second Novel by Doreen Finn
Posted by Doreen Finn in , .

Writing the dreaded sophomore novel is a daunting process. Most authors who have bled over their second book will confirm that. When the time came for me to write another...

Three Things to Know When Writing a Series by Peter Bartram
Posted by Peter Bartram in , .

Like it or not, we live in the age of the boxset. For writers and film-makers alike, the aim is to find a target audience, discover what they like, and...

Writing for Children by Bannie McPartlin
Posted by Bannie McPartlin in , .

My first book Pack Up The Moon, was published in 2006. My first screenplay was transmitted in 2008. Now in 2019 my first children’s book is currently on bookshelves across...

Overcoming Writer’s Block by Tina Callaghan
Posted by Tina Callaghan in , .

Let’s talk about writer’s block. Stephen King points out that plumbers don’t get plumbers block, or cardiac surgeons, surgeon’s block. The surgeon never says ‘I don’t feel like operating today....