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Confessions of an EdgeLit Newbie!

My first experience of EdgeLit I had been persuaded by Pen to Print writing duo LM Towton (Lauren and Michelle) to go along to Derby Quad EdgeLit, and as the organiser Alex Davies had been kind enough to agree to put copies of our first issue of Write On! in the ...

Five Ways to Fix A Scene

By Rebecca Delphine  You’ve written your first draft and a few selective people have read it and given you feedback. They point out a scene that doesn’t fit right, or even if they don’t notice it, you know deep down there are one or two scenes that don’t feel how they should. ...

Another Award for Book Challenger Claire Buss!

We are thrilled to share the news that Claire Buss has been successful in winning the 2019 Uncaged Book Review Raven Award for Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy for her novel The Rose Thief. We asked Claire how she felt receiving yet another award for her writing? "I am over the moon to have ...
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Opportunity to further your Creative Writing Journey!

A new opportunity has come to our attention so if you are looking to continue developing your writing career why not consider studying at the University of East London? If you don’t already have a university degree, why not study Creative and Professional Writing at University of East London. You can ...

The Hardest Thing About Writing Is Doing It

By Luke Edley  I plead guilty to being a writer who doesn’t write half as much as he should. It’s easy to assume most successful writers must have cultivated their gift on a daily basis, sitting down every morning (or night) without fail and churning out a couple of thousand words as routinely ...

Top 5 Tips for Plotting Your Novel

by Katie Ginger Writing an 80,000 word novel can seem impossible when you're sat staring at a blank page with nothing but a vague idea. Some people write by the seat of their pants (they're called pansters), some like to drill down to each scene and chapter (plotters) and others are a mixture of ...

Should Authors Be Friends With Other Authors

by Margena Adams Holmes  Recently, in one of the many writers groups I’m in on Facebook, someone mentioned that authors shouldn’t be friends with other authors. This person said that it’s a waste because authors don’t read other authors and their marketing is useless to them. Should authors be friends with other authors?  To tell ...

Five Habits for Writers That Aren’t ‘Write Every Day’

by Connor Sansby Here are five things I’ve learnt that helped develop my writing.  1. Get Some Exercise  Playing some sports clears the mind. It gives you something to focus on that isn’t your work and lets your subconscious do its thing.  It’s really tempting to keep yourself in-front of the keyboard when a story gets ...