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16 Writing Tips from Discoveries Authors

Sometimes there’s nothing more daunting than a blank page. Finding the time and inspiration to write may seem impossible. But…

Tue 24 May, 2022


5 Things to include in your first chapter

The opening paragraph for this year’s Women’s Prize x Grazia First Chapter competition has been written by none other than Tayari Jones, former Women’s Prize…

Tue 22 March, 2022


How to perfect your submission to Discoveries 2022

Submissions are now open for our 2022 Discoveries writing development programme, delivered in partnership with Audible, Curtis Brown Literary Agency,…

Thu 30 September, 2021

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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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Explore our 2021 shortlist reading guides and writing prompts

If you’ve loved the books of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist and are inspired to start writing yourself,…

Wed 4 August, 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


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