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How Robots and Ray-guns Can Improve Your Poetry

Tempted to take your poetry into the realms of sci-fi but nervous about introducing robots, ray-guns and more? Edinburgh-based writer and editor Russell Jones explains how to do it - and why you might want to!

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5 Tips for Writing a Rounded Disabled Character

Andrew Pettigrew, a sixteen-year-old, prize-winning writer and poet who lost his sight and hearing before the age of 11, shares his insight into writing plausible and relatable disabled characters.

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Writing Prompt #15: Special Sunglasses

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

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Hannah Foley on Illustrating Books for Children

Illustrator Hannah Foley recently worked on her very first book for children with author Vivian French. Here, she shares all of the advice and insights she's learned through her career so far.

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5 Routes into Writing for Games

If you'd love to get into writing games but have no idea where to start, get stuck into this excellent advice from game and fiction writer Gavin Inglis.

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How to Write Your Author Bio

Take the stress out of writing or updating your author bio with five tips for getting it nailed.

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Writing Prompt #14: Morning Message

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

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Why Apply for a New Writers Award? 3 Awardees Give Us the Lowdown

Thinking of applying for a New Writers Award and not sure it's for you? Three previous awardees share their experiences and insights to help you decide.

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3 Writing Techniques to Quash Procrastination

Is procrastination killing your writing time? See if one of these techniques could help you cut down on wasted time.

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Writing Prompt #13: In the Woods

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

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