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Bouncing back by Stuart White

Bouncing back by Stuart White

  We spoke about this last week, but disappointment is tough... Receiving feedback can be even tougher, especially when it says things you didn't want to hear... Things that were ruminating in your own head - the same doubts that you've been pushing away for...

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WriteMentor 2020 By Stuart White

WriteMentor 2020 By Stuart White

Well, we have arrived at that exciting time of the year again where preparations have begun for this years edition of our flagship programme (voluntary mentoring which is free in an attempt to make it accessible to writers from all backgrounds). We do a lot at...

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Under Pressure by Stuart White

Under Pressure by Stuart White

Press play as you read:   Love it or loathe it...pressure is almost always essential. Pressure and heat converts graphite into diamond. Pressure gives you that urgency to finally finish that edit or first draft or first chapter. Or your breakfast for that matter,...

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Taunton Writing Weekend

Taunton Writing Weekend

We’re so excited to meet you and work with you at our Taunton Write Mentor Weekend on 15thand 16thFebruary. What a great way to launch into 2020! We thought now would be a good time to tell you a little bit more about what we’ll all be doing on the days and about how...

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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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