Blog Posts tagged: writing advice

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Juliette Forrest: Writing stories inspired by colour

Juliette Forrest shares how colours have inspired her latest book, The True Colours of Coral Glen.

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How not to get published

Author and editorial director at Sandstone Press, Moira Forsyth, shares some tips for submitting to publishers.

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Juliette Forrest: How I Found the “Voice” for my Debut Novel

Giving voice to a fully fledged protagonist can be tricky. Author Juliette Forrest shares her process while writing her debut novel, Twister.

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Seven Fab Advice Books for Writers

If you're having trouble with the 'how to' of writing, here are some fab books for your bedside table.

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Getting Started as a Writer: Chris Kelso Shares His Tips

Scottish writer, illustrator, editor and journalist Chris Kelso shares tips for writers who're just getting started.

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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 Things: Using Pace in Thriller Writing

Every wondered how to keep the pace going in your writing? Author Doug Johnstone, fresh from the publication of his most recent novel, Crash Land, shares five fab ways to keep the plot moving and your readers reading.

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Five Things: Creative Planning Techniques for Writers

Author, tutor at Bath Spa University on Writing for Young People and freelance children's fiction consultant, C.J. Skuse, shares some useful writing tips for anyone at the planning stage.

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Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship: The Fear of a Retreat

2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellows, Malachy Tallack, thinks back over his time on retreat in France and talks about managing his fear of the blank page.

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How to Fit Writing Time into the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, we've pulled together some excellent tips on how to squeeze in some writing time when you are busier than ever!

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