Archive for June 2015

Kick-Start the Novel

Jun 29th, 2015 | By

Session 6 – The End Is The Beginning This course is now complete, and those of you who have worked through it from the beginning are now at the stage where you need to bring your own critical judgement into play and decide whether your novels will stand up to the scrutiny of a publisher’s

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I’LL TAKE ROMANCE … NO MATTER HOW IT COMES

Jun 17th, 2015 | By

Romance – in all its guises – still claims the widest marketplace for writers.   From the earliest ballads of the troubadour, through Shakespeare and the Brontes,  to Mills and Boon and Black Lace, romance has reigned queen of the best-seller lists.  Fictional romance, however, still has its own set of rules, whether it be contemporary

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A CHANGE OF DIRECTION

Jun 9th, 2015 | By

All of us like to try our hand at fiction now and again – or we might have already had some success in one field and want to explore a different genre.  Every area of fiction writing has its own peculiar quirks and foibles and where better to learn these insider secrets than from the

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