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How to publish a memoir: My two best tips

Now Novel co-founder Bridget McNulty’s book, The Grief Handbook: A guide through the worst days of your life is being published internationally (in the UK, US and South Africa) this week. Here are her two best tips on how to publish a memoir:

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How to evoke powerful images in your reader’s mind

Guest author Jerry Jenkins shares his top tips for authors, including ‘engaging the theater of your reader’s mind’ and resisting the urge to explain.

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Writing coach advice: 8 things I learned writing my debut

This is a guest contribution by Alyssa Hollingsworth, a writing coach at Now Novel whose debut The Eleventh Trade is out this month with Macmillan in the US and HotKey in the UK.

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Submitting your novel: Key elements of success

This is a guest post by Samar Hammam, literary agent and founder of Rocking Chair Books.

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Manuscript editing: How to cut words when your novel’s too long

In this guest post by author, blogger and writing teacher Janice Hardy, Janice shares tips for cutting words when your manuscript is too long.

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Writing inspiration: 11 authors on how to get inspired to write

This week we have a bumper guest post: we asked several writers and lit bloggers whose work collectively spans nearly every genre from historical fiction to sci-fi to tell us about their top sources of inspiration. When you’re inspired to start writing a book of your own, try the Now Novel process – it’ll help you find your central idea and start making progress.  

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Historical fiction: 7 elements of research

This guest contribution is by author and historical fiction blogger M.K. Tod of A Writer of History. Mary provides valuable insights into the particular research required of the historical fiction writer, along with practical advice for sourcing the factual material that will help bring a bygone era to life in your novel.

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NaNoWriMo Challenge: why writers should do it

Guest contributor Cari Bennette discusses NaNoWriMo hurdles and the benefits of planning, community, and continuing the process beyond the month of November.

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