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How to pitch your novel


Preparing to Pitch: The novelist salesperson “Can you summarise your novel in a sentence or two,” my marketer, Eloise asks,…

Tue 23 January, 2024

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Discoveries winner Emma van Straaten on her publishing deal


First ever Discoveries winner, Emma van Straaten has just landed her first publishing deal with Little Brown publishing! She sat…

Fri 8 December, 2023

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Jacqueline Crooks on voice and style


Jacqueline Crooks’ debut novel Fire Rush  was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and has been described by the…

Thu 7 December, 2023

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Unlock your research with newspaper archives


Whatever your chosen non-fiction subject, the newspaper collection hosted by Findmypast, the inaugural sponsor of the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction,…

Fri 10 November, 2023

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Four Non-Fiction Writing Prompts


When we’re in the middle of a project, it can be easy to forget the initial slog and the moment…

Fri 10 November, 2023

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Memoir: Writing through trauma


Dreaming and creating fictional worlds has been something I’ve done before I could even hold a pen. It’s how I…

Fri 10 November, 2023

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Using records for your non-fiction research


Alongside its fantastic newspaper collection, the many millions of records featured on Findmypast, the inaugural sponsor of the Women’s Prize…

Fri 10 November, 2023

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Writing your memoir: Four steps to get you started


In this four-step guide from Curtis Brown Creative, bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shares her advice for aspiring memoirists on how…

Fri 10 November, 2023

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