Polly, heroine from Freya North's third novel, aptly called Polly, has decided to go on a teacher exchange for a whole year. She is swapping her life in London for a job in Vermont, leaving behind her boyfriend, Max. It is hard being apart. Polly is being kept busy with new experiences and a new timetable with new pupils. Max, on the other hand, is left at home with his … [Read more...] about Feasting on Romantic Comedy – Chocolate Krispie Cakes from Polly by Freya North
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Matt's latest novel is A Day At The Office. Can you tell us a little about your average writing day? Get up, make the ten-yard commute to my desk, do the Guardian crossword over breakfast (yes, really – it's like my word warm-up), glance at my mortgage statement, panic, and start typing! I usually set myself a daily word target (1000 words if I don't have a … [Read more...] about Novelicious Chats To… Matt Dunn
Cesca Major brings you a bi-weekly tips video on how to beat writer's block, overcome procrastination or time management problems, and make sure that your work-in progress is actually making progress! You can email Cesca with any Beat the Block questions or suggestions at Cesca@writingtipsoasis.com Enjoy the third video in the series below! Or click here … [Read more...] about @CescaReviews’ Beat the Block #3 (Video)
Matt Dunn is the author of the seven hilarious romantic comedies, the latest of which is A Day At The Office. Here are Matt's tips for writers: Write, edit, edit, edit, then edit some more. There, that's five. Oh, and: Just get something down on paper. You can always edit (delete) it later. Become familiar with the 'notes' app on your phone, or keep a pad … [Read more...] about Matt Dunn’s Top 5 Tips for Writers
Caroline Hogg has worked in publishing for almost ten years. She is Senior Commissioning Editor for Commercial Women's Fiction at Pan Macmillan. This week a Novelicious reader asks: What do you think about prologues in books? Are they seen as a good or bad thing? Caroline says: I think it absolutely depends on the book. I don’t have an instinctive gut feeling about them … [Read more...] about Ask The Editor: What do you think about prologues in books?