Writing your first novel – Part 1

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Let me jump right in and say if you are thinking of writing your first novel, well done! You are about to start a hefty task that is going to require a lot of your time and dedication. I salute you for your courage and self-belief.

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Research and the Creative Writer!

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If you stop to think for a moment about what you are attempting to achieve as a writer, it’s pretty awesome!

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Top Tips on Creating Great Fiction Characters!

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Let me ask you a question! Of all the fiction you have read over the years, what book or books stand out the most? Continue reading “Top Tips on Creating Great Fiction Characters!”

The Accidental Writer!

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The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’

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Minimum Wage! Welcome to a Writer’s Life – Not for the faint-hearted!

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So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!

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The Art of Good Storytelling

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It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.

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The Skill of Writing

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Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good writer? Any kind of writer? What distinguishes an average writer from a great writer?

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