Monthly Archives: July 2014

Writing Tips 3: Editing

This is the most underestimated element of the writer’s art. But it is absolutely necessary. To be a good writer, you must also be a good editor. Train yourself to edit and you will greatly enhance the quality of your … Continue reading

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Writing Tips 2: Getting Started

Now you have got a feel for your subject through your research and reading, now is the time to start writing. Don’t forget, this is historical fiction, not a textbook. You need to convey a feeling and a flavour of … Continue reading

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Writing Tips 1 – Get in the Mood

When setting a scene, you need to create a convincing world for your reader. As a writer, you need to be able to see, hear and smell the location. While that is largely a matter of imagination, you can prompt … Continue reading

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15 Top Tips for Book Festival gigs

Be clear about your objectives. What do you want from your book festival appearance? Publicity, book sales, a chance to communicate with your readers? Use objectives to plan your strategy. Will you be paid? Be sure to discuss this with … Continue reading

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