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How Much Do You Need to Know About a Job to Include it in Your Novel?

When you are writing a novel, unless your story is autobiographical, you are usually going to have to do some research. This can even be the case when writing in fantasy settings, because you’re still going to need to establish things like the roles your characters play in society and how that society works (consider things like in world economies). When you are writing something … =>

Is an MA in Creative Writing Required to Write A Book?

A few years back, I was surprised to learn that one of my all-time favourite female writers, Jeanette Winterson, had agreed to take up a place as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester. Whilst it isn’t odd to discover a writer working at a university, after all they are indeed the experts, it was rather Jeanette’s choice of courses that I questioned … =>

The Amtrak Writers Residency Program

One of the most inspiring and creative residency for writers must be the Amtrak Residency. This American train service operates a round trip through 500 of the country’s most wonderful destinations, and their writer’s residency allows all types of writers to apply for a free inclusive place aboard it every two years. =>

Writer’s Block – A Real Problem or Simply a Myth?

As a writer myself, who better than to talk about the often-taboo subject of writer’s block! Having written my entire life, I have had the odd day here and there, and possibly a week or two, whereby the words simply did not flow as they should. The time when inspiration deserted me, leaving me for new horizons and forcing me to face the real world! =>

Five Books that Can Help You Make a Living Online

In the early days of the internet, few people could have predicted how the web would revolutionize our entire lives. Whether for convenience or safety, a continuously increasing number of aspects of our everyday lives have been transferred online. Everything from banking to entertainment to shopping has been made easier, instantaneous and remote.   Today, we can have the option of taking our careers online. … =>