Blog Posts tagged: five things

Alex Nye and For My Sins Book Jacket

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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Daniel Shand and his novel, Fallow

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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Doug Johnstone Crash Land

Five Things: Using Pace in Thriller Writing

Every wondered how to keep the pace going in your writing? Author Doug Johnstone, fresh from the publication of his most recent novel, Crash Land, shares five fab ways to keep the plot moving and your readers reading.

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Five Things: Creative Planning Techniques for Writers

Author, tutor at Bath Spa University on Writing for Young People and freelance children's fiction consultant, C.J. Skuse, shares some useful writing tips for anyone at the planning stage.

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Five Things: Essential Tips for Editing Your Own Novel

Take a fresh look at editing your own work with five fantastic tips from Martin Stewart, author of young adult novel Riverkeep, published by Penguin.

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Five Things I’ve Learned About Being a Less-Than-Published Writer

Writing can be a tough business, especially when you're starting out. Discover five handy hints for writers who haven't yet been published but who live in hope they will be one day.

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Five Things: Writing and Science Have in Common

Writing and science may seem as though they're worlds apart but debut novelist Helen shows us five things they have in common.

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