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42 Fiction Writing Tips for Novelists

Posted by Melissa Donovan on February 2, 2016 ·<p>Writing tips for fiction writers.<p>The more I explore fiction writing, the more complex and …

Creative Writing

Writing Fiction - What you Need to Know to Write a Novel!

<b>Part 1: 5 Tips to Write More Creative Fiction</b><p><b>1. Start with tension</b><p>Time and time again you’ll hear fiction writers and instructors tell you to start …

Ten rules for writing fiction (part two)

<b>Hilary Mantel</b><p><b>1</b> Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.<p><b>2</b> Read <i>Becoming a Writer</i>, by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, including the tasks you think are impossible. You will particularly hate the advice to write first thing in the morning, but if you can manage it, it might well be …

Nadine Gordimer helped me see how fiction writing can illuminate reality

In 2000 I published The Devil That Danced on the Water, a memoir of my father and my country, Sierra Leone. The country was emerging from civil war, still reeling from the violence, which most people simply didn't see coming. Yet my father, who had been a political prisoner in the 1970s, had …

Folio prize: a level playing field for self-published authors

All I have really wanted as a self-publisher is to have my work taken seriously for its literary merit (or otherwise). Now, thanks to the new kid on the awards block, the Folio prize, that could be about to happen.<p>Over the past few years I've been banging the drum for self-publishing and …