After two years of writing for an average of 30 minutes a day, on and off, I finally reached the momentous milestone – a completed first draft. I am proud of how far I have come, but I am aware that this is merely the first step in the much longer process from blank page to … More Editing the first draft – Print it off – step 1/7
Ok right, I acknowledge this blog post may or may not have bloomed from a guilty conscience. I quit my full-time job last year and exchanged it for a part-time job so I could have more time to focus on my writing and figure out what I want to do with my life. It has … More Why it’s OK not to have finished your debut novel yet
Hi guys, me again! Thanks so much for all your lovely comments RE part one of this blog post, it’s great to hear that our posts help not only us but others too, and we hope part two is as helpful and insightful as part one. Without further ado, let’s begin… Overworked descriptions and cliche metaphors … More Editing and re-drafting – a checklist, part two
Hi Guys, Heather here. This week I thought I’d write a blog post detailing some of the things to look out for when re-drafting and editing your novel. I’m currently at this stage in my own novel writing journey and it’s arguably the hardest stage so far – perhaps even worse than the dreaded first draft. … More Editing and re-drafting – a checklist, part one
Hi guys, This blog post is a little bit different to usual and aims to inspire those of you who are on the lookout for new and interesting ideas for storylines. As we all know, it can be hard and frustrating to find inspiration especially if you are actively searching for it, so I’ve come up with … More Novel Writing Inspiration
As we all know, introducing varying levels of conflict throughout your novel is important, and to help you all out, we’ve written a quick list post detailing ways to add it into your novel. Although not all of the below will be relevant to your own writing, hopefully the list will help to highlight the many ways … More Adding Conflict into your Novel: List Post
Confused and overwhelmed about world-building for your novel? Use the below infographic to kick-start the process!