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Interviews Writing Motivation

Overcoming writing obstacles: Zainul Khan

In this interview we speak to Now Novel member Zainul Khan. Mr Khan kindly agreed to talking about his eventful life and writing development in a guest writer interview. He has written several books, including novels and a memoir, triumphing over personal setbacks in the process. We hope Mr. Khan’s tenacity inspires you to persevere and start writing your novel.

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Narration Writing style

Writing advice: Show, don’t tell: or should you?

“Show, don’t tell” is one of the most common pieces of advice given about writing, but should you follow this advice? In fact, sometimes you should tell (and not show). Here are some of the reasons why:

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Narration Writing infographics

Types of narration infographic – 6 narrative POVs

Types of narration and POV play a crucial role in your story’s overall dramatic effect.

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Now Novel Now Novel success stories

Now Novel Reviews

Have you been wondering what the Now Novel process is like to work with? We’ve received many Now Novel reviews detailing what writers have found most useful about the process:

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Story conflict Writing crime

Writing crime fiction – 7 elements of gripping suspense

Suspense is a critical aspect of writing crime fiction. All the elements outlined below can help to increase suspense over the course of your novel:

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Editing Writing infographics

How to self-edit your writing: 8 tips

Learning how to self-edit your writing empowers you to polish your prose. Ernest Hemingway famously quipped that you should ‘write drunk and edit sober’. You need a state of mental clarity that allows you to be methodical when editing.

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Writing Genres

Writing fan fiction: Valuable platform or fad?

Fan fiction is a popular genre in which authors use existing fictional characters and worlds as the starting point for their own stories adhering to (or altering) ‘canon’ or the history of an author’s work. Learn more about this genre and its practicalities:

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Writing infographics

Banish writer’s block – infographic

We’ve previously explored ways you can break out of a dry spell and get writing. We’ve condensed ten of our favorite methods into the infographic below. Pin, tweet, or share on Facebook with the writers you know who might appreciate a reminder of the many ways creative paralysis can be tackled and overcome.

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Writing Genres YA writing

How to write YA fiction: 10 YA tips

Young adult fiction, also known as YA, is a very popular fiction category, but how much do you really know about it? Here are 10 facts about writing YA that may be of interest if you are thinking of tackling this type of fiction: