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What is Writer’s Voice?

The term ‘writer’s voice’ is thrown around a great deal. It is something that most writers spend a great deal of time trying to perfect, most literary agents are always on the lookout for and readers unwittingly seek to keep them reading. When literary agents are asked what it is that they are looking for […]

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What Does ‘Show Don’t Tell’ Actually Mean?

The term ‘show don’t tell‘  is thrown around a great deal, in fact, so much so, that it has become a bit of cliché, but, what does ‘show don’t tell’ actually mean? There are two ways to tell a story: By telling 1.You can either relate it to someone in second-hand narrative summary Or showing 2.You […]

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the truth about writer's block

The Truth About Writer’s Block

17 Tips to Beat Writer’s Block, Refocus Your Mind and Write Your Book It’s controversial, but we aren’t big believers in writer’s block. At least, not in the form everyone talks about. We prefer to see writer’s block as a fleeting set-back, a day of not bringing your writing A-game, or a temporary glitch in […]

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5 Signs Shouldn't be using a Prologue in your novel

5 Simple Signs That You Shouldn’t Be Using a Prologue

There are many instances when you can use a prologue in your novel, but make sure it isn’t for the wrong reasons. A prologue can work – take a look at our article here on when it’s ok to use a prologue, but it needs to be handled carefully. If not, this is usually where […]

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A Literary Agent Has Asked Me For a Reading Fee. Should I Pay?

You need to be careful if a literary agent asks you for a reading fee – you should always check with The Association of Authors Agents to make sure they are credible – members of The AAA are not allowed to charge reading fees. The website is: – here you will find a list […]

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Finding the Right Literary Agency

How Do I Find the Right Literary Agency For My Book?

Every writer should be armed with a copy of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, if you don’t have a copy we would recommend you buy one as it has over 4,000 up-to-date listings of every agency in the country. Here are just a few of the many agencies that are out there: FELICITY BRYAN LITERARY […]

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