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Police Advisor Graham Bartlett explains when UK police carry firearms and how to write credible crime fiction without losing an ounce of the drama.
From Zoom book launches to online lit festivals – alumna Penny Batchelor tells us about her debut novel My Perfect Sister and her journey to publication in 2020.
Adam LeBor explains how you can revolutionise your online writing research and security by understanding Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).
Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing tutor Anne Taylor explains how writing can preserve our wellbeing.
Author AJ Campbell reveals how an online writing community gave her the confidence to write debut novel Leave Well Alone, which became an Amazon bestseller in 2020.
Author Caroline Smailes discusses how to tell when your novel is ready to send to agents, dealing with the publishing industry and writing interactive fiction.
Author and PWA tutor Susmita Bhattacharya explores why she enjoys short fiction, the link between writing and politics and who should beta-read your work.
Author and Faber Academy alumna Deborah Masson explores when to submit to agents, dealing with feedback on your work and whether to plan your novel.
Short Story in a Weekend alumna and Mslexia Short Story Competition runner-up Kristen Loesch discusses how taking the course opened her eyes to the power of short fiction, and how what began as some respite from her novel became a prize-shortlisted and published story.
Police advisor to authors Graham Bartlett explores why it’s essential to get your police procedure right in your fiction, and how to nail it down.