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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 5

By Summarising A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (May 25th 1977 and this one, to be precise) George Lucas used a (by no means new) technique called an opening crawl at the start of a little … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 3

With a Description of the Moon Quick! Pick a card, any card. Now think of a number between 1 and 10. Next think of a colour. And a vegetable. Got them all? OK? Carrot, red, 7 and either the Ace … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 1

Oh hi! How have you been? Crikey, what sort of weather have we been having? And the traffic on the way here? Absolute nightmare. Especially with these petrol prices, don’t even get me started. Still, that’s a lovely cardigan you’re … Continue reading

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Alex Barclay talks about her first children’s title CURSE OF KINGS

Alex Barclay, creator of the spirited and complicated FBI agent Ren Bryce, has turned her hand to the world of children’s fiction. To celebrate the publication of THE TRIALS OF OLAND BORN: CURSE OF KINGS, we had a sneak preview … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.10: Be helpful The thing that I feel compelled to start off by moaning about today isn’t directly linked to covering letters but it is very close to them, too often it is pressed right up against them. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Happy publication day for DEAD OF WINTER by Lee Weeks!

Welcome to our blog, Lee, thank you for coming! First of all, for our readers, who is Lee Weeks? I am an adventurous type. Love life, giggling, dancing and partying but unfortunately have to work sometimes. Luckily my work is … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.9: Never judge a book by its Amazon review Whenever I want to know anything about anything I look it up on Wikipedia. I love Wikipedia. I could spend hours on there clicking from page to page. Incidentally, if you … Continue reading

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