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    From Authors to Authors: Five Top Tips on Researching a Novel

From Authors to Authors: Five Top Tips on Researching a Novel

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post in the From Authors to Authors blog series. Today, Isobel Starting returns to share with you your best tips for researching a novel. Grab a snack an join us to find out all about the best way to do research for your book.

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    From Authors to Authors: The Power of Writing Great Blurbs

From Authors to Authors: The Power of Writing Great Blurbs

Hello everyone and welcome back for a new post in the blog’s From Authors to Authors series. Our guide today is Clare London who will guide you through the maze of writing great blurbs and explain why you should never underestimate their power. I know we all complain about writing blurbs quite

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    From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Anna Butler is back with a piece on point of view in writing. Stay tuned for this week’s amazing post highlighting the ins and outs of POV. Point of View in Writing – Who’s Singing Your Song?

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    From Authors to Authors: The Importance of Writing Great Setting

From Authors to Authors: The Importance of Writing Great Setting

Characterisation, POV, plot, theme, conflict, sex. . . How many times have we heard these are what our books live or die by? Okay, maybe not sex. Or then again, maybe, depending on the type of book you’re writing. But writing great setting? No, not so much. A book’s setting

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    From Authors for Authors: Five Common Writer Mistakes & How to Fix Them

From Authors for Authors: Five Common Writer Mistakes & How to Fix Them

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment in our From Authors for Authors series. Today we have author and editor Nicki J Markus joining us with a brilliant post on common writer mistakes and great tips on how to avoid them. Just get comfortable and read on! Greetings. My name is

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    Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Authors spend a lot of time feeding themselves with whatever triggers them to be inspired, in a quest to get an idea for their next book. It’s a constant effort of reading, watching things, finding inspiring places, making sure all your quirks are met, and so on. When all this

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    Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

While most people think of fun and entertainment when they think of YouTube, education and learning are the main reasons I visit it so often. As you know from previous articles on the blog there are several creators I follow for research purposes, to get a better idea of the world

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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

Hello and welcome to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Today, our guest blogger is Ruby Moon and she’s talking about writing gay historical romance. Enjoy! Stepping into the Past – Writing Gay Historical Romance There is nothing quite like disappearing into a M/M historical romance. All those

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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

Welcome all to a new installment of our From authors to authors series. Today, Layla Dorine will talk to us about writing wrong turns and runaway characters. Enjoy! I’d like to think we’ve all had those moments when a character takes over and everything you thought you knew about the plot

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    Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

I started 2017 writing. Literally. I woke up on January 1st, tired from the New Year’s Eve party, opened my work in progress file and typed some words. It wasn’t much. 142 words for my Sky and Storm story. But it was the first day in months where I’d written,

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