Blog Posts tagged: five things

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5 Benefits of Joining a Writers’ Group

Not sure whether a writers' group is right for you? Louise Boyd shares some great reasons for opening yourself up to feedback from your peers.

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5 Ways to Choose a Novel's Setting

Discover some top tips for choosing and evoking a sense of setting in your writing from award-winning YA author Teri Terry.

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Five Rules for Proofreading Your Own Work

Proofreading your own work can be tricky, but we've got some great advice for making sure your work is as clean and tidy as it can be.

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How Applying for a NWA Helped Me Get Published (Even Though I Didn't Win One)

Sometimes, you don't need to win an award to feel its benefits. Natalie Fergie applied for a NWA last year and the process helped her move towards publication.

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Five Things: The Differences Between Writing for TV and Comics

Screenwriter and producer Charlie Stickney shares some useful advice for anyone who'd love to adapt their TV treatment into a comic script.

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Five Things: Having Fun with Historical Fiction

Author Alex Nye shares some of the lessons she learned during the process of writing her new historical novel, For My Sins.

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Five Things: Tips for Creating Believable Relationships in Fiction

Ever wondered how to give your characters better and more fully formed relationships? Daniel Shand explains how he created a strong connection between his two main characters in his recently published debut novel, Fallow.

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Five Things: Reasons to Leave Your Writing Desk

Chained yourself to your writing desk and getting nowhere? Writer Karyn Dougan shares five fab reasons for walking away and letting the ideas come to you.

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Five Ways Improv Can Make You a Better Writer

Writer and performer Louise Boyd takes a look at the lessons writers can learn from improv.

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5 Things: What Editors Look for in a Kids' Book Submission

You've got an idea (or maybe even a finished book)--well done! But what now? Writer and editor Jennifer Bowden has some valuable advice to help you stay out of the dreaded slush pile.

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