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When I started writing for the food, health and gardening markets it was a rocky road, littered with disappointment and rejection. But fortunately, with perseverance and determination, I’ve sinc...
It all began with the letter Q. Or rather, with lots of words beginning with the letter Q. As a child I’d enjoyed doing word search puzzles on long car journeys, and I had the idea of creating a wor...
I’ve been to several writers’ conferences over the past decade and always came out with something great – new tools, interesting ideas, useful contacts and always several new friends who are...
Writing can be a lonely occupation. We sit in our writing spaces, typing away, alone, day after day. It is all too easy to turn into a hermit. But help is at hand. Out there are thousands of like-mi...
Suzanne Ruthven reflects on why writing and athletics require a similar approach and discipline. It’s often been said that everyone has a novel in them and every year it is estimated 80% of the pop...
If it isn't on the page it doesn't exist! Okay, so you have the entire story in your head. You've lived the scenes, you, as the author, know exactly what's going on and what's going to happen. Yo...