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A writer asked how she could bring more emotion into a piece of memoir writing. My advice: focus on two or three key moments which you remember as turning points during your life and then slow the writing down. This works for both fiction and non-fiction stories. You...

Send me a question and I’ll answer it for you. Here’s one from a recent writing mentee of mine.  'Should I send my manuscript to different publishers simultaneously?' An agent will send out the same manuscript in a multiple submission so there’s no rule that you can’t...

Did you know that scientific research suggests journalling on one issue for 20 minutes a day, for at least three days, is all you need to see transformation in your mood and thinking? Dr. Tristine Rainer, an expert in journal writing and narrative autobiography, says: "Write...

I had so many butterflies launching my crowdfunding campaign to get The Pagoda Tree published in the UK through Unbound. But, guess what? It paid off. The novel is now 104% funded, and will be published this year! Fear can stop us from writing, too. I heard...