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Shaping your story
If shaping your story is proving a battle it might be because you’re not sure of your genre. I’ve found that if you can nail…
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A new look
There is nothing like a makeover. It not only brings with it a new look, but creates an exciting buzz. And that’s what has happened…
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Telling our stories 1
How books get written is one of those issues which really intrigues me. Sometimes they are written in a rush – at least I’ve heard…
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Score a publishing deal
One of the great spin-offs of the Writers’ Masterclass is when a writer gets to score a publishing deal. There have been a host of…
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Writing the last line
It’s always a bit scary getting to the end of your first draft and writing the last line. I was there again the other day…
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Writing as therapy
All my life I have never thought of writing as therapy. I’ve always thought of writing as a job. Something you sat down to during…
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Best practice writing tips 4
These best practice writing tips are from John le Carré. Well, not exactly from the horse’s mouth but from a massive biography by Adam Sisman…
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Letting go
Last week I wrote about ‘completion fear’ and was then asked if I’d ever thought it worthwhile letting go of a manuscript. The person asking…
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Fear of finishing
Have you ever worried about finishing your manuscript? a student asked me recently. He should have completed his reworking of a first draft in March…
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