How to work with a writing mentor

How to work with a writing mentor

Working with a writing mentor can transform your writing. Chris Smith was lucky enough to get advice and feedback from a BBC producer for his first comedy script. Here’s what he learnt. I don’t have an infectious disease but if I did, I imagine telling people...
How to use controlled breaking to beat your distractions

How to use controlled breaking to beat your distractions

For the writer wanting to focus on their work rather than Twitter, there’s a plethora of internet-blocking software offering ‘distraction free writing’. But rather than becoming distracted by researching the best distraction-free apps, you need a strategy to make sure...
How to ask for feedback on your writing

How to ask for feedback on your writing

Whether you’re sharing in a group, asking a friend, or meeting a professional one-to-one, asking for feedback is a test of any writer’s mettle but there are ways to make the process less harrowing. Here are six tips on getting it right. 1. Check your...
How to get funding to write

How to get funding to write

If you thought getting funding to write a novel sounds too good to be true, think again. Award-winning journalist, aspiring novelist and grant winner Heloise Wood shares her experience and top tips on applying for – and receiving – funding. So you’ve...
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