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Helen Corner-Bryant and Kathryn Price from literary consultancy Cornerstones explain why writers need to learn to edit.
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.
We speak to writer and police advisor to authors Graham Bartlett about how to make the most of your crime research so that your fiction could stand up in court.
We’ve spoken to some of our favourite authors about if they plan their novels, and what advice they have for writers starting out.
Author Ayisha Malik explains how she creates engaging characters, the process of getting published and gives tips to budding authors.
Retired police officer and author advisor Graham Bartlett explores why you should bother getting your facts right when writing crime fiction.
Retired police officer turned crime advisor to authors Graham Bartlett explains how important it is to include the senses in crime fiction.