How to write a short story – 8 expert tips

How to write a short story – 8 expert tips

Short story writing might be a popular way into long-form writing fiction but don’t mistake short for easy. Here, prize-winning short story writer and novelist Rachel Connor, shares her eight best coaching tips teaching you how to write a short story –...
A beginner’s guide to entering NaNoWriMo

A beginner’s guide to entering NaNoWriMo

Autumn is loved particularly by writers: the smell of wood smoke, plastic Halloween decorations, warm chai lattes… and, of course, National Novel Writing Month. But if you’re new to writing, or have just been too embarrassed to ask — what exactly is NaNoWriMo? How do...
How NaNoWriMo changed my life by novelist Julia Crouch

How NaNoWriMo changed my life by novelist Julia Crouch

From draft zero to published author, Julia Crouch wrote her first novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). She shares her life-changing experience with us and offers advice on how to find the time to start writing, beat procrastination, get productive...
The 5 biggest mistakes NaNoWriMo writers make

The 5 biggest mistakes NaNoWriMo writers make

In a mad dash to make it to the 11:59, November 30th finish line, writers must use as many underhanded (and over handed) tactics they can think of to overcome their inner critics and write 50,000 words to earn a place in the hallowed National Novel Writing Month...
A beginner’s guide to journaling and freewriting

A beginner’s guide to journaling and freewriting

Diaries are back in fashion — and with modern writing journals offering goal setting, habit tracking and writing inspiration, writers are beginning to fall back in love with the books they write for their own eyes only. Here’s our beginner’s guide to...
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