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29 December 2017

How to start writing a novel

by Anna Davis From the Agents, How To ..., Writing Tips

Have you resolved to start writing a novel this year? Have you been mulling over a good story idea for a book for years but failing to actually sit down and get it started? Or are you feeling the creative urge but struggling to make it take shape as a coherent story? Writing a novel […]

13 January 2017

How to create suspense in your novel

by Anna Davis From the Agents, How To ..., Writing Tips

Lots of students on our creative writing courses are working on psychological suspense novels – one of the biggest-selling genres at the moment. We associate suspenseful writing with other genres too, particularly crime fiction, action thrillers, horror and supernatural novels. But actually lots of other sorts of novels make use of suspense: when a young […]

11 March 2016

How to write a children’s book: Tips from agent Stephanie Thwaites

by Anna Davis From the Agents, How To ..., Writing Tips

How do you write a children’s book – or a novel for young adults? Children’s literary agent Stephanie Thwaites offers her tips and practical advice on writing Young Fiction, Middle Grade and YA books … 1. Do your research, read lots of Children’s Books Lots of writers who send us the novels they’ve written for […]

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