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UK Salary for Writers

The idea of the struggling artist is a common one. Just look at Moulin Rouge, the starving bohemian aesthetic permeates the entire movie, from its cast to its locations. But … Continue reading UK Salary for Writers

Writing Inclusive Fiction: Cultural Representation without Cultural Appropriation

This is a bit more of a serious post – so it’s a bit longer. But I looked at this recently in my MA Creative Writing class and I think … Continue reading Writing Inclusive Fiction: Cultural Representation without Cultural Appropriation

Build Your Own Free Creative Writing Course Part 2: Settings

Creating good settings in your writing is crucial. Your characters aren’t walking around in a vacuum, they’re walking around in a world with things in it, and it’s your job to … Continue reading Build Your Own Free Creative Writing Course Part 2: Settings

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Clothes (Part 3)

Think about what you’re wearing right now. I, personally, am sat in my pyjamas (I shouldn’t be, it’s nearly 1pm) wearing a top with the Australian flag and baggy pink … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Clothes (Part 3)

The Problem With Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer.Com

I love tools that make any job easier. Obviously. Who doesn’t, right? So when it comes to tools that connects people wanting writing and people wanting to write I think great! … Continue reading The Problem With Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer.Com

Researching A Historical Fiction Novel: Tips from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival

Novelist, or historian? The line becomes a bit blurry when you’re writing historical fiction. But one piece of advice that really stood out to me at the Stockholm Writer’s Festival … Continue reading Researching A Historical Fiction Novel: Tips from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Etiquette (Part 2)

I wouldn’t walk into a bar and start jumping on the tables. Perhaps in 3,000 years that might be considered normal (if so I’m glad I live now, I’m clumsy … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Etiquette (Part 2)

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Language (Part 1)

Good morrow, dear friends. How fare thee this fine day? Alright mate? ‘Ows it goin’? Why hello, how do you do? … Now if those greetings sound weird, it’s because … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Language (Part 1)

National Writing Day Prompt List

It’s National Writing Day! And to celebrate I’ve pulled together my favourite resources for writing prompts, ideas and starters-for-ten, perfect for when your well of creative ideas feels like it’s … Continue reading National Writing Day Prompt List

The Ultimate List of Literary Journals in the UK and US: Where to Submit Your Writing

The final stage in any writer’s checklist is simultaneously the most important one: selecting the right literary magazine to send your carefully crafted piece of prose to. But choosing the … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Literary Journals in the UK and US: Where to Submit Your Writing