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5 reasons why you need CHEMISTRY between characters
Electrostatic attraction between ions is a powerful force as is the connection between people. Do the chara...
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How to write a book that sucks up the 7 deadly sins
Hey, goody two-shoes, are you ready to show us your bad side? Your book needs to get greedy...
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What’s Wrong With Your Book? 7th September 2016 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm, £35.00. You’ve finished ...
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Writing about unforgettable characters
We all have sides: some good, some bad...
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Boring doesn’t belong in the book you are writing
How to write the book you would love to read...
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Advice on Writing a YA Thriller
If you’re writing about a teenage protagonist in a thriller genre, have a look at what Emma Haughton ...
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Why rejection hurts so much — and what to do about it
Some practical tips for soothing the sting of rejection...
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This is what Margaret Atwood has to say
Margaret Atwood's refreshing take on genre could easily be applied to writing too – not just reading...
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10 rules for writing fiction
These writing tips never get old. We particularly love: Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogu...
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The Alexander McQueen approach to writing a book
Fashion designer and courtier Alexander McQueen could teach us a thing or two about writing a book, not jus...
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Countdown to World Book Day
Book lovers rejoice! World Book Day is the perfect excuse to go head over heels for a good book! The date m...
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Nerds rule when it comes to writing
The expression “nerd” has had something of a makeover in recent times. Like a beard or a bum ba...
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fashion stories
The magic of storytelling in Vogue
Coddington saw storytelling in every fashion shoot that she did. Her fashion narratives were always magica...
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Use these writer prompts to kickstart stories
Has the writing taken a hit? Use these writer prompts to create a 2,000 word short story. Feel free to use ...
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Why you need to write more 100-word stories
Writing is not just about nailing imagination to the page, it is a learning experience. Writing demands str...
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Live, experience, learn, write
If you think you’ve left it too late to write a book, think again. Watch this inspirational post from...
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merry xmas
5 tips on how to write Christmas lit
You might love baubles and tinsel or maybe you want to resist all seasonal shenanigans at this time of year...
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Oops! Literary agent and “pitch” ignites YA backlash
The YA community is a warm and welcoming one – but don't cross them. Think before you pitch ...
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Day 10: how to beat #NaNoWriMo fatigue
Let sleeping dogs lie unless there are 50,000 words to write in a short space of time. Last year I had writ...
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Some tips from the NaNoWriMo camp
The start date is almost here. As soon as the dust settles on Halloween, put your broomsticks away and star...
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