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How to plan out your story

Writing a story can be hard work (and here I speak from experience, unfortunately). You can have an amazing idea to work with, a fantastic central character and a dastardly villain, but then… you hit a wall. How do you start? What’s the main plotline? What happens where, and what if I think of some… Continue reading How to plan out your story

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The Top Writing Competitions for Debut Authors

Getting published can be a tricky business- especially if you’re a first-time author. After all, JK Rowling was rejected by fifteen publishers before landing the book deal that would make her famous, and the same can be said for the thousands of undiscovered masterpieces waiting out there. How can you take the extra step and… Continue reading The Top Writing Competitions for Debut Authors

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Five Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Ah, the writer’s curse. You’re five pages into the story of your dreams, everything’s going swimmingly, and then…stop. Something happens: you run into a particularly thorny plot point, you don’t have a clue where to take your character next, or you just run out of steam. All three of those things have happened to me… Continue reading Five Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

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The Best Writing Sites to Publish On

We’ve all been there. You’re watching television, or reading a book, and bang- you’ve got an idea that you want to write about. A story that will shake the literary world to its foundations. And, quite naturally, you want to share your genius with the rest of the Internet. Why not? Bestselling authors like Sarah… Continue reading The Best Writing Sites to Publish On