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SCBWI Conference 2019

SCBWI Conference 2019

I wanted to write this whole the experience was still fresh in my mind, so excuse my ever present over-enthusiasm! Off the back of a 7.5 hour drive (much improved on my 9 hour drive down there) I am still strangely alert and buzzing with excitement for my writing and...

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The Anxious Author by Lindsay Galvin

The Anxious Author by Lindsay Galvin

Apologies this doesn’t have quite the lighthearted tone of my other posts. It’s also too long. But I’m not anxious about that. This is important to share. I am an anxious author. Big deal, a lot of us are. What with the cycle of hope, rejection, waiting — oh the agony...

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NORTHERN EXPOSURE by Caroline Murphy

NORTHERN EXPOSURE by Caroline Murphy

Northern Exposure Publishing is a very London-centric business, and writers far from the buzz of book launches, agent events and conferences can feel isolated and overlooked. So what can writers ‘up north’ do make sure they’re not left out in the cold? Caroline Murphy...

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Welcome to WOWCON

Welcome to WOWCON

Hello everyone, First of all - WELCOME to the first (and hopefully not last!) WriteMentor Online Writing Conference! I am delighted to be opening this online, accessible conference which has been designed especially for those unable to access in-person conferences due...

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The Art of the Arc by A.J. Sass

The Art of the Arc by A.J. Sass

The Art of the Arc An effective, engaging novel has several moving parts. Most people are familiar with plot. It’s usually the external circumstances you describe when someone asks, “What’s your book about?” But even the most exciting plot can fall flat without...

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Sub that Book Baby! by Marisa Noelle

Sub that Book Baby! by Marisa Noelle

  So you’ve written a book, you’ve had beta readers and CPs look at it, you’ve queried it to every last agent in the Writer’s and Artist’s Handbooks, even that one that who’s on a sabbatical to Antarctica, and now you have an agent. (Or maybe you plan to sub to...

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WOW-PITCH @ WOW-CON!

WOW-PITCH @ WOW-CON!

Everyone with a general admission ticket will be eligible to take part in WOW-PITCH! I know you're already severely spoilt with the £10 admission getting you 8 speakers and 10 blog posts, but this is the cherry on top! 3 agent judges will look at pitches from PB/MG/YA...

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Speakers

Speakers

Dave Rudden The Art of Interrogation Summary: How to Strive for Original, Quality Work Through Interrogation of Theme, Setting, Character and Word Choice Dave Rudden is the author of the award-winning...

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Workshops

Workshops

Aisha BushbyAlexandra SheppardDanielle JawandoEmma ReadJames NicolJenny PearsonJo GatfordJoseph ElliotKate BrauningKesia LupoLindsay GalvinLouie StowellMaz EvansOlivia LevezP.M. FreestoneRachel LeyshonRashmi SirdeshpandeSam CopelandSarah LewisSerena PatelSophie...

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Blog posts

Blog posts

A.J. Sass Self-Doubt and the Internal Struggle I want to address how it doesn't get easier the more progress you make with your writing or within the publishing industry, that...

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