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It’s Not all Novels and Sonnets: Alternative Ways to Write

Writing for a living doesn't necessarily mean penning a bestseller. In fact, there are loads of careers that make the most of your love for language.

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5 Tips for Approaching an Agent

Whether you're almost ready to hit "send" on your submission to an agent or you're still at the planning stages, be sure to check out these top tips from agent Laura Macdougall first.

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Writing Prompt #19: Past Voices

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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Finding the Plot: 4 Plot-Focused Writing Books

Struggling with plot? Take a step back and get to grips with your story with advice from a few handy books on writing.

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5 Ways to Battle Writer's Block

If you're having a hard time with a dreaded case of the block, sit back and give our top tips for writers a try.

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Writing Prompt #18: Full Cup

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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5 Questions to Ask When Redrafting Your Novel

Stuck at the redrafting stage? Writer and literary consultant Amanda Block shares five handy questions that could kickstart the next phase of your novel.

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No Writer's a Geek

Write loud and write proud, says prize-winning young poet Andrew Pettigrew. If you feel like writing is your guilty secret, add this blog to your reading list.

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5 Poets to Read if You Hate Poetry

Think you hate poetry? Writer and editor Sarah Stewart suggests five fun and fabulous poets you should really read before you make up your mind.

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Writing Prompt #17: Unusual Tadpoles

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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