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May 7, 2020

We’ve all seen them in books and movies: the stereotypic ‘bad guys’. But how do we make these antagonists worthy opponents for our hero/heroines?

February 28, 2020

In this final post in my series of writing tips, I bring you four new tips. These look at the 'big picture' of your overall book.

February 18, 2020

In today’s post, the second of three, I’m sharing four basic writing tips for authors polishing their manuscripts, and especially for those currently preparing their first round entries for the 2020 Strelitzia contest.

1. Correct Dialogue Punctuation

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February 8, 2020

The first post in a three part series of writing tips to improve your submissions.

March 15, 2019

In this penultimate post in the Publishing Terminology series, we're looking at publishing terms that start with the letters V and W.

March 9, 2019

Author and writing coach Romy Sommer presents a series of webinars for novel wriiters.

February 11, 2019

What is an Inciting Incident - and do we need one? Read on to understand why (and where) we need inciting incidents in our books.

January 11, 2019

If you want to sell your book to readers or editors, you need to be very specific on what genre your book is. Find out why and how to identify your genre here.

December 21, 2018

Facing post-Nano edits can be daunting, so here are a few tips to help you face this monumental task to whip your manuscript into shape.

September 15, 2018

“Description begins in the writer's imagination, but should finish in the reader's.” – Stephen King. But how do you get that balance right?

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