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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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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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5 Tips for Running a Successful Comic Kickstarter

Following the runaway success of latest venture Killtopia, Dave Cook of Card Shark Comics shares his tips for funding comics on Kickstarter.

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Tips and Resources to Power Your Pen on National Writing Day

Want to be writing on National Writing Day but struggling to find a starting point? We've collected some handy resources to help you get going.

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Writing Prompt #16: Football Fun

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

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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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