Writing

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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 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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Reese Witherpoon options Next Chapter Awardee Gail Honeyman's Debut Novel

Reese Witherspoon's production company secures adaptation rights for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

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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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StoryCon, the Free Creative Conference for Teens, is Back!

StoryCon, Scotland's biggest creative writing & illustration get-together for 13 - 19 year olds, is back for summer 2017. Learn more and book your place!

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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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Hit a Writing Dip? That Doesn’t Make You a Failure

One stalled project or confidence dip does not a failure make. We've got some advice to pull you back from the brink of writing despair and back into your comfort zone.

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When a Man Writes a Woman: J. David Simons Shares His Process

Putting yourself in the mind of the character is one of the greatest challenges (and achievements) of any author. J. David Simons shares some of his methods for creating compelling characters of either sex.

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