Blog Posts tagged: five things

Five Tips for Writing Fantastic Non-Fiction

It’s an oft-repeated cliché, but fact truly can be stranger than fiction. Non-fiction writer Esther Rutter examines the challenges and charms peculiar to penning narrative non-fiction.

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How to Get the Most Out of the EIBF as a New Writer

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is brilliant for booklovers of all stripes, but how do you get over your nerves (and minor inferiority complex) and make the most of it as a new writer? Rebecca Smith tells all.

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Writing on Retreat: Finding Your Own Way

Get some advice for an impending writing retreat - or be inspired to book one - with insights from author Helen Sedgwick.

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How to Start a Writers' Group

Need some writer friends in your corner? Looking for feedback on your creative output? Setting up your own writing group could be the answer.

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Five Ways to Be a Better Self-Editor

A solid ability to edit is what can transform a decent idea or inspired passage into an accomplished piece of writing. Discover five easy ways to hone your self-editing skills.

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5 Ways to Write Right Now

Poet and novelist Claire Askew offers up some excellent advice for getting yourself in the writing mood, wherever you are.

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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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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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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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