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Story coach Arja Salafranca on writing and editing

Now Novel story coach Arja Salafranca chats to co-founder Brendan McNulty about writing poetry and prose, editing, the benefits of keeping journals, and more.

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Book coach interview: Zee Monodee on feel-good romance

Now Novel writing coach Zee Monodee shares why she writes feel-good romance, her book coaching process, favorite romance tropes and more in this interview with Lascelles Marais.

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8 benefits of writing mentors for authors

Mentors are invaluable in every walk of life. Yet there’s nowhere they are more useful than in novel-writing. Learn why you should consider working with a writing mentor on your next story:

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7 values driving good author coaching programs

What are values to look for (and uphold) in an author coaching program? Learn about thriving in healthy cooperation with others.

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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.

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Being a fiction writing coach: 5 valuable lessons

Being a fiction writing coach gives daily insights into the common and different struggles aspiring authors face. It also helps us find solutions we can apply to challenges in our own creative work. Here are 5 valuable lessons we’ve learned through working with diverse writers:

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What will help me write a book? 7 steps

If you’ve tried to write a novel and have put it aside, you might ask ‘What will help me write a book?’ It’s crucial, on the one hand, to choose a book idea that allows for story development, for rising and falling action. Here are 7 steps to make your process easier:

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How can I get help writing a book? 7 tips

If you’ve always wanted to write a novel but don’t know where to start, or you start writing your book and get stuck, you’re probably asking ‘How can I get help writing a book?’ It’s easy to find help with each part of writing.

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