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Writing mentor interview: Hedi Lampert on creative memoir

We chat to Now Novel writing mentor Hedi Lampert who shares insights into writing fictionalized memoir, the joys of helping other writers, advice to multi-talented authors and more.

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Writing coach interview: Romy Sommer on romance and founding ROSA

Who forms the team at the heart of Now Novel? Meet writing coach, hybrid-published romance author and writing webinar host Romy Sommer, who discusses writing romance and beginning writers’ challenges with Lascelles Marais.


Interview: Writing and poetic process with Natasha Bredle

We spoke to poet and aspiring author Natasha Bredle about her poetry, being a younger writer with a cause, and what inspires her.

Interviews Romance Writing

Author interview: Writing historical romance with Fil Reid

We chat to Now Novel member Fil Reid who recently won Dragonblade Publishing’s “The Write Stuff” contest about writing historical romance.

Interviews Now Novel success stories

Author interview: Joe Byrd – Monet & writing historical fiction

We chat to author and Now Novel Coaching member Joe Byrd, who discusses his debut historical novel about the French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. We chat about researching and writing about historical figures, the genesis of his book Monet & Oscar: The Essence of Light, and the experience of working with a coach and editor.

Interviews Science fiction writing

Future technology books: Q&A with author Kate Baucherel

Indie author and corporate blockchain educator Kate Baucherel shares insights on writing future technology books. Learn more about writing tech fiction vs non-fiction, being accessible on technological subjects, and more.

Interviews Writing and illustration

Writing comics: Q&A with the creator of Boundless

In this interview with the creator of Boundless the comic, Mike Salsbury, we discuss writing comics, visual storytelling influences, process and building a reading audience.

Interviews Writing Inspiration Writing Motivation

20 great writing ideas from the Art of Fiction

Interviews with authors give interesting writing ideas, about the craft, process, pleasures and challenges of writing. Read 20 insights about writing gleaned from The Paris Review’s ‘The Art of Fiction’ series:

Interviews Now Novel success stories Writing Motivation

Mahi Wasfy’s ‘In the Heart of Cairo’: Now Novel author interview

Mahi Wasfy, a writer and early childhood educator, recently completed Now Novel’s author coaching process and finished writing her book, ‘In The Heart of Cairo’. We asked Mahi to share her experiences and insights into writing a book from start to finish: