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Kate Mosse: On Writing and Getting Published


Discoveries 2022, our writers’ development programme in partnership with Curtis Brown and Audible, is now open for entries. We will be providing…

Sat 25 September, 2021

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Jessie Greengrass: On Writing


This is how all writing advice would begin, if I had my way: Hello, my name is …. I have…

Fri 9 April, 2021

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How to edit your novel


Discoveries team member, experienced editor and Curtis Brown literary agent, Lisa Babalis gives us some invaluable insights on how to…

Fri 22 January, 2021

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Ten Tips for Writing Dialogue


  Although submissions have closed for 2021, Discoveries team member and Curtis Brown associate agent, Viola Hayden talks us through how to…

Fri 22 January, 2021

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Twelve creative tips from Women’s Prize winning authors


From Eimear McBride to Kamila Shamsie, we asked previous Women’s Prize for Fiction winners what key tip they would give…

Mon 11 January, 2021

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‘Just get the words down on paper’: Maggie O’Farrell’s insights for writers


Author Maggie O’Farrell joined our trustee and Sandeep Mahal on Instagram Live, discussing how she went from “writing short stories…

Mon 7 December, 2020

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Lexie Elliott: Juggling family, work and writing


Lexie Elliott has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she began to focus on it more…

Mon 30 March, 2020

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Diana Evans: Writing Tips


Award-winning author (and 2019 Women’s Prize shortlistee) Diana Evans is one of the judges of our Grazia First Chapter competition…

Tue 10 March, 2020

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