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Mapping your plot

  A good structural skeleton is achieved  through study, analysis, and hard work. This is one area that is not about some innate gift – yes, there will be delicious flashes of inspiration, but diligence will be a better friend … Continue reading

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Dialogue masterclass

How can you advise writers on dialogue? Firstly, I ask them to use their ear; read their dialogue aloud. Those who get it right have what amounts to a musical gift but, frankly, most of us don’t have a knack … Continue reading

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When Persistence Pays Off

Those of you who read my ‘foot in the door’ piece will be pleased to hear that my client, a first-time author who flew 6000 miles to knock at the door of the agent who hadn’t answered his submission email, … Continue reading

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