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Forward planning vs. creative freedom in writing

Planning ahead and allowing for inspiration are both important aspects of writing and finishing a novel, but it can seem difficult to balance them especially since there is a lot of conflicting advice from novelists and writing teachers. However, the tips below can help achieve that balance.

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Character writing Novel writing tips

How to use Jung’s 12 archetypes to shape characters

We explore the 12 Jungian archetypes, seeing how they can be used in writing.

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Character writing Novel writing tips

Decoding the Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey is a powerful storytelling tool that resonates with audiences because it reflects our own personal journeys of triumph, adversity, and self-realization and is a reflection of everyday life

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Interviews Novel writing tips Romance Writing

Fate deals the cards: a review and interview with romance writer Romy Sommer

Romy Sommer’s seventh novel, My Fake Italian Marriage, has now been released. We review her book and chat about its genesis

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Learning how to write Novel writing tips Writing advice Writing guides

10 key takeaways from Bird by Bird

What makes Anne Lamott’s 1994 writing book so good? We unpack some of the key points of Bird by Bird: Instructions for a Writing Life

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Learning how to write Novel writing tips Story Development Writing advice Writing craft

How to write a novel using the Save the Cat! method

The name of this writing method is certainly both intriguing and memorable. We delve into what this method entails

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Novel writing tips Writing Process

Finding your writing voice 5 points to consider

What sets you apart from other writers? How do you stand out from the crowd? The answer lies in finding your unique writing voice. In this blog two guest writers give their take on how to find and hone your voice.

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Novel writing tips Now Novel

Tips when writing a book: Top 10 from Now Novel’s webinars

Many tips to remember to when writing a book are shared in writing seminars, interviews, critique circles and webinars around the world. Here are ten curated from Now Novel’s monthly writing webinars where authors from 5 continents come together to discuss writing craft:

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Novel writing tips Writing Process

Write with purpose: 7 ways to keep drafts focused

As in memorable music where each note feels carefully considered, many great books have a strong sense of underlying purpose. How do you write with purpose and direction? Here are 7 ways to keep drafts focused:

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