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Get your novel out into the world!

Ideal for new writers and those who have written short fiction, this high-end value and support can help you get your book out into the world. You don’t have to struggle for years on your own or put off your writing because you don’t know how to start.

How do you become a published novelist?

Here’s something that gets you from beginner fiction writer to published author. Find out more about this end-to-end support for new writers, from idea to publishing.

No time to write your book?

Want to write a book, but don’t have the time? Here’s some advice for anyone who wants to write a book… but isn’t. Make today the day you make a start on a bestselling novel!

So you want to write fiction…

Looking for help to write better fiction? Here’s why accountability groups for writers might not work for you – and what you should try instead.

A teacher for writers

My writers get the best and I am totally unashamed to say so. Here’s why I’ve realised that I’m a triple threat when it comes to helping writers work on their craft.

Character and Scene Goals

Stuck in the middle of your novel? You’ve got at least an idea of how the novel will end, but the middle is all wobbly? Focus on the goals of your characters, and the goals of the scenes in your novel.

Finding an Original Story Idea

I talk to a lot of people who tell me they feel disappointed because they had a great idea for a novel they wanted to write, but then they discovered the book had already ‘been done’. So what now?

How to do a Writing Sprint

Writing sprints are all the rage with writers and authors. It doesn’t matter whether you write fiction or non-fiction. They work whatever genre or sub-genre you write. A writing sprint is a closely focused period of time spent writing.