How to Edit Your Novel’s Structure

How to Edit Your Novel’s Structure

Editing Your Novel’s Structure By Bethany A. Tucker Today I have a review for the above book. I’m both an author and a script editor myself, so I am always interested in reading non fiction about the process. No writer is too experienced to learn something new, plus it can be incredibly useful to offer…

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Top 18 Questions On What Makes Me A Writer

People always ask me WHERE I get my ideas from, or even WHY I became a writer … So I thought I’d round up some of my thoughts on this for a post! Many thanks to Katherine at Bibliophile Book Club for these thought-provoking questions and for hosting me over at her site recently as…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Idioms About Books

This infographic MacMillan Education is a must for any bibiliophile – I knew there were lots of idioms about books, but until I saw ten listed here, I didn’t realise how embedded books ARE in language! Of the ten in this infographic – and perhaps unsurprisingly, given I AM an author – I probably use…

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6 OF THE BEST: My Orenda Books Christmas

As long-term readers of this blog know, I like to theme and categorise my TBR pile, so this last holiday season just past, I decided to have an ‘Orenda Books Christmas’!   I love Orenda Books – and NOT just because Orenda is publishing *my* novel, The Other Twin, this year either. I trust Orenda’s output…

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DYSTOPIAN NOVEMBER: 6 MUSTS In YA Dystopian Novels

This post originally appeared on Bang2write, my writing tips site and was written by the talented Olivia Brennan. There’s a certain formula that goes into creating a successful bestselling book series and franchise such as The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Maze Runner series. Not everybody has the secret recipe for “Creating Katniss”, but with…

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MY BOOKS – All About THE DECISION: LIZZIE’S STORY

It’s London Book Fair 2016! Since it’s LBF, I thought I’d share something a little different from crime fiction this Writer Wednesday. Here’s a look at THE DECISION: LIZZIE’S STORY my YA Novel, published in 2013 by Rowohlt, Berlin in the German Language and myself in English. A teenage German reader wrote to me recently…

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BEST OF 3: Lucy V Hay, author

  I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh. It takes a LOT to catch me out when it comes to twists – as a script editor, I’m primed for them as I’m constantly helping writers structure and plot. So imagine my surprise when this story not only got me on the backfoot, it got me TWICE….

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Want To Be A Writer? Then Just Write!

I get asked all the time via B2W’s Twitter and Facebook, “HOW do I become a writer?” But the answer is frustratingly simple … JUST WRITE! If you want to improve your writing – or your chances! – then check out my site, Bang2write, for lots of free writing resources and downloads.

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