Category Archives: writing

How to Write a Bestseller

I’m always on the lookout for good advice that helps us hone our writing skills. I loved this Ted Talk video with literary agent, Jonny Geller, about what makes a bestseller, and what agents/publishers look for in new writers. Think about his comments … Continue reading

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Top Writing tips for Children’s Authors

For all the children’s writers out there, the Guardian online has a great feature with excellent advice from editors shortlisted for this year’s Branford Boase award. The award is for excellence in writing as well as in editing, so this … Continue reading

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Best-selling Author, Judy Blume

Want an insight into how a best-selling author’s mind works? The research, the rewrites, the editing? The highs, lows and insecurities that most writers feel? There are lots of gems about the individual writing process in this in-depth interview with … Continue reading

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Poetry Rocks Too

For the poetry lovers out there, here is an excellent feature by Rachel Roony, winner of the CLPE poetry award. For me, good poetry has always seemed to be good writing distilled. If you can learn the discipline of saying a lot … Continue reading

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ON REJECTION

Take heart, it happens to us all. JK Rowling  talks to the HeraldScotland about her experience of rejection slips for her Harry Potter book as well as for her adult books. Some rejections weren’t so kind. And aren’t we all … Continue reading

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