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Can You Successfully Write in Two Different Genres? by Carol Wyer
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People often ask me how hard it is to write in two very different genres – comedy and thrillers, and my stock answer is, ‘It isn’t difficult at all, as...

Writing a Novel: Not a Sprint but a Marathon by Rod Smith
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It has been said that ‘everyone has a book inside them, and in most cases that’s where it should stay’. I have been trying to write a novel called The...

Writing as a Team by A.J. MacKenzie
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As a husband-and-wife writing team, the most frequently asked question we get is, ‘How do you work together?’ That’s a tough question to answer, partly because the process seems different...

Stuck in the Middle of your Book by Tina Callaghan
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When I wrote my first novel, Dark Wood Dark Water, I didn’t know how to write a novel, despite lots of time thinking about it. I am not a planner....

Keep It Cozy! What is Cozy Crime? by Peter Bartram
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What, exactly, is “cozy” about being stabbed in the neck with a carving knife? Or being bludgeoned in the kitchen with a sturdy rolling pin? Or having your bedtime cocoa...

Editing Tricks to Get You Published by Claire Hennessy

Editing. It sounds boring. Fiddly. Dotting i’s. Crossing t’s. Or it sounds like something that is done to you and your work. Someone asks Laura Jane Cassidy about her first...

The Fear of the First Draft by Zoë Miller
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The Fear of the First Draft – does it ever go away? One of the questions I’m regularly asked in good faith, now that I have ten books published, is...

How Do You Know When Your Book is Ready? by Catherine Ryan...
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The Inspiration Project presents Refreshers Week took place in Dublin on September 29th last. Thirty writers came to the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green for a day of intensive...

Writing for Teens: Dialogue Inspirations by Alex Wheatle
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When I create a teenage character for a fictional piece of work, my first priority is to give that young person an engaging, entertaining and fresh voice.  I surround my...

I’ve got an idea for a book . . . what next?...
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in , .

The Inspiration Project presents Refreshers Week took place in Dublin on September 29th last. Thirty writers came to the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green for a day of intensive...