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Top ten romance novels: Books to inspire you

In order to write great romance novels, you need to read great romance novels. Below is a list of successful top ten romance novels spanning subgenres from classic literature to contemporary.

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Why write a novel? Twitter tells us

Why is writing a book a dream for so many people, and so satisfying for others? There are a number of reasons…

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Writing memoir: Three things to learn from Anne Lamott

Writing memoir often means writing about family and other real people. Lamott’s honesty and self-deprecating humour are instructive to any writer interested in tackling the memoir form. Here are three things you can learn about writing memoir from Lamott:

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‘My writing is bad’: 8 ways to silence your inner critic

Even the great authors have suffered from self-doubt. The good news is that there are ways to silence your inner critic so that you are free to write what you like. Here are 8 approaches to building your writing confidence:

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5 ways using morning pages will help you finish writing a book

‘Morning pages’ is a concept popularized in Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Using morning pages is a system Cameron describes as something that will ‘provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand’.

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Book writer tips: Killing writer’s block

Writer’s block can be discouraging, but it can also be beaten. By relaxing, moving or changing the form in which you’re writing, you can move past the … Read More

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Top 10 writing contests: Prestige and prizes

One of the best ways to get recognised as a writer is to enter a writing competition.  Of course you are not guaranteed to win, but if you do you will be able to use that to add to your credibility once you are ready to publish – it is also great practice!

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Start writing a book and stop making excuses: 7 steps

Here’s how to start writing a novel and finish it in 7 steps, no excuses: