Writing

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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Doing Digital: Delving into Digital Notepads

Whether you're scribbling notes for poems and short stories or working on a massive research project for your novel, digital note-taking apps might slot perfectly into your routine.

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Rachel McCrum

RLS Fellowship: France Will Solve Everything

Poet, performer and promoter Rachel McCrum offers a peek into her diary, written during her stay at Grez-sur-Loing as part of her Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.

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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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AM Muses: Finding Time to Write as a Single Mother

How do you find the time to write when you're the busy parent of two young children? Poet Janette Ayachi reveals how she captures her muses and puts them to work in the wee hours.

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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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Looking down the staircase at Hotel Chevillon

Intimidation and Inspiration: Zoë Strachan Reflects on RLS Fellowship

Author Zoë Strachan reflects on the experience of walking, eating and writing in the Hôtel Chevillon in France, a hotel with deep significance for Robert Louis Stevenson.

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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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Five Writing Resolutions for the New Year

Get your year off to a good start by choosing the kind of writing resolutions that will leave you feeling energised and ready to succeed.

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