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… Read More 5 Simple Signs That You Shouldn’t Be Using a Prologue
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: www.agentsassoc.co.uk – here you will find a list… Read More A Literary Agent Has Asked Me For a Reading Fee. Should I Pay?
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… Read More How Do I Find the Right Literary Agency For My Book?
How to write a synopsis is one of the skills we find ourselves teaching our authors about most frequently. To simplify the process we have put together five tips for you to refer to on how to write a synopsis minus the stress. Writing a synopsis should be easier than writing a novel – it… Read More How to Write a Synopsis For Your Novel
We’re not going to tell you how hard it is to focus on your writing some days, because we know you know. On days when you just can’t get in the zone even the smallest distraction will take its toll on productivity. It can take as much as 15 minutes to find your focus again… Read More 5 Apps To Beat Distractions and Help You Focus On Your Writing
Some people say you either have it or you don’t. It’s elusive and intangible, but when it’s there you love it and when it isn’t, it can break a book. Writer’s voice is one of the hardest things to identify and equally one of the hardest things to, once you have identified it, translate to… Read More 7 Effective Ways to Develop Your Writer’s Voice