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Ten Top Research Tips

Whether you’re working on a non-fiction book or a novel, if you want to get as much as you can from your research and avoid wasting time, read on.

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Ten Top Tips for Writing Dialogue

Many novels and short stories get rejected because they do not include enough dialogue – or the speech their characters use sounds stilted and unrealistic. Here are some tips to help you make the most of what your characters say.

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Ten top tips on plotting a novel
You may have lots of ideas for a novel buzzing round in your head but if you don’t plan properly, you’ll not only lose the plot…you’ll lose your readers.
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Ten Top Tips on Travel Writing

Whether you holiday at home or abroad learn how to improve your chances of turning your experiences into cash.  

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10 Top Tips for Making Your Website Work for You
If you’re a freelance writer or run a home-based business of any kind, a website of your own is no longer optional – it’s a necessity. 
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Ten Top Tips for A Better Writing Environment
These tips are aimed at making the freelance writer’s life easier but they apply equally to anyone running a business from home.
 
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Ten Top Tips for Effective Dialogue

Many novels and short stories get rejected because they do not include enough dialogue – or the speech their characters use sounds stilted and unrealistic. So here are some tips to help you make the most of what your characters say.

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Top Tips for Entering Poetry Competitions

Enjoy writing poems? Feel you’d like to earn some money – and plenty of kudos? Read on for our top tips on entering poetry competitions.

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Top tips on writing your memoirs

Would you like to write your life story for family and friend? Might a publisher be interested? Read on to find out the best way to approach your project.

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Beating Writers' Block

Is there such a thing as ‘writers’ block’?  If you feel that you have ever suffered from it here are eight suggestions for ensuring that your creativity starts to flow again.

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10 top tips for creative characterisation

Long after readers have forgotten many other features of your book or short story, it will be your characters who will live on in their minds. And the stronger, the more colourful and the more striking your characters are, the more memorable they’ll be.

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10 Top Tips For Writing The Perfect Poem

Do you see yourself as the next Lord Byron or a Carol Ann Duffy? Whatever your poetry writing aspirations here are ten useful tips to help you on your way.

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Self-Publishing - 3 Ways to Look at It

You’ve spent a good deal of your time and energy writing a book, and now you’d like to see it in print. Read on to find out the benefits and drawbacks of self-publishing.

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Are You The Next JK Rowling?

Harry Potter. The name brings instant recognition from people all over the world. The books have sold over 350 million copies worldwide. Only the bible has more translations. When Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in 1997, JK Rowling was a previously unpublished author. She had no publishing credits, no insider knowledge, no friends in the industry. So how did she go on, in the space of ten short years, to become the first billionaire author on the planet?

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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing

Want to write more fluently? Here are five simple tips that can save you time and help you hone your writing skills.

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