Blog Posts tagged: five things

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5 Things to Remember when Writing for Children

Want to write children's books that inspire and excite your readers? Author Alan Dapré has some great advice for getting started.

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Five Ways to Make the Most of a Manuscript Assessment

A manuscript assessment could give your writing a sharper edge, but is it what you need right now? Literary consulatant Sam Boyce has top tips for making the most of the experience

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5 Ways to Recharge Your Creativity

All creatives experience fallow periods now and then - find out a few great ways to tackle a slumps with advice from writer Heather Richardson.

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5 Tips for Reading Your Writing Aloud

Reading your poems or prose aloud can be pretty daunting, but wowing the audience isn't as difficult as you might think. Boost your performance with a few handy hints.

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Collaborative Writing: Five Reasons to Give it a Try

Writing can be a lonely business - unless you decide to buddy up. Authors Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison share their top tips for collaboration and the secrets that've kept them working together for three sucessful books.

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Why You Should Work With a Writing Mentor

Early career writer Rebecca Smith worked with a mentor to help her give her fiction ambitions the kickstart they needed.

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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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