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Blog Posts: May 2011

Thursday May 19, 2011 at 3:16pm
The Next Big Author - still time to enter with feedback from the publishers of authors such as JK Rowling, Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett for the best opening chapters written in May. View details of how to enter via the competition rules on the left hand side of the site’s homepage. Famous Novels Written QuicklyIf the time left seems short, below are a few examples of famous authors who penned completed books in short periods. To enter The Next Big Author you just need to write opening cha....
Friday May 13, 2011 at 12:42pm
1 The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator.2 Fiction that isn't an author's personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn't worth writing for anything but money.3 Never use the word "then" as a ­conjunction – we have "and" for this purpose. Substituting "then" is the lazy or tone-deaf writer's non-solution to the problem of too many "ands" on the page.4 Write in the third person unless a ­really distinctive first....
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