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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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Daily writing prompts: 365 ways to practice craft

Daily writing prompts in 73 categories arranged around literary devices and craft elements to help you practice writing techniques.

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38 plot ideas (plus 7 ways to find more)

Plot ideas – where can you find them when you’re thinking about what to write next? Read seven ways to come up with ideas and 38 plot idea examples.

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50 fun group writing exercises

Group writing exercises you can do with your writing circle or critique group are a fun ice-breaker and a way to get creative ideas flowing. Read 50 ‘fill in the blank’ creative writing prompts.

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Book ideas: 12 fun ways to find them

Read 12 fun ways to find a book idea, from exploring myths and legends to poring through digital archives, doing as Disraeli advised, and more.

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Writing under lockdown: 7 positive ideas

How do we write and create during uncertain times? Writing under lockdown or self-isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic may feel both impossible (due to lost focus or urgent priorities) and a necessity. Having a creative outlet, distraction and a way to play is good for mental health. Here are 7 positive things to remember:

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10 interesting writing ideas from The Guardian

Interviews with authors are a great source of interesting writing ideas – both ideas about writing and ideas for stories themselves. Talking and thinking about writing is a great way to get new ideas flowing. Read 10 interesting ideas from The Guardian’s ‘The New Review Q&A’ series:

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How to get in the mood to write daily: 9 tips

Writing a novel from start to finish requires writing consistently. Learning how to get in the mood to write even when motivation is low will ensure you finish. Try these 9 tips:

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50 creative writing prompts to enrich your craft

Creative writing prompts provide a useful way to jog inspiration. Try these creative writing exercises focused on individual elements of storytelling:

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