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Lessons from being a fiction writing coach | Now Novel

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: (more…)

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How to be inspired to write - 10 ideas

How to be inspired to write every day: 10 ideas

Writer’s block might visit sometimes, but you can learn how to be inspired to write every day. Feeling ‘uninspired’ can mean many things: That you aren’t giving yourself enough breaks, that you’re being perfectionist and holding yourself to impossible standards, or it can mean that you genuinely are fresh out of ideas. Try these 10 […]

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Helpful writing quotes: An A to Z of authors’ advice

This week we’ve put together an A to Z of our favourite authors’ helpful writing quotes, categorised by subject from ‘anti-hero’ to ‘YA’. Use the links below to jump to your favourite section. Share on social media and let us know in the comments section which are your favourites: Jump to Section: A;   B;   C; […]

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On writing well - 9 authors' insights

On writing well: 9 celebrated authors’ insights

All fiction writers want to write well. Here are 9 famous authors on writing well and mastering the art of fiction: Remember to write for yourself It can be tempting to be over-anxious about what you imagined audience might think, rather than focusing on what you want to write. The beloved science fiction author Ray Bradbury always […]

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The writing process: 5 top authors on their writing approach

Having a writing process is crucial to finishing a novel. There are several reasons that you need to develop a writing process that works for you: Writing a novel takes a long time. If there’s one essential tip for how to start and finish a novel it’s this: you need a framework in place to […]

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The writing process: 7 steps to structure and success

‘The writing process’ – this is a term you might hear often, but how do you put in place a set of writing approaches that will help you finish your novel? Every writer has a process that works for them, and discovering the time, place, tools and other aspects of writing that work best for you will maximise […]

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First drafts: what they should and shouldn’t be

A first draft should have neither too much nor too little importance attached to it. It is a place to work out ideas and explore your story’s potential, but it is generally not the right place to worry about rewrites or line edits. Writers approach first drafts in a number of different ways. Very few […]

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