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Bringing Animals To Life In Children's Fiction

Bringing Animals To Life In Children's Fiction

Peter Bunzl discusses his debut novel, Cogheart, and why animals are an essential element of children's fiction.

What Do We Write About When We Write About Love?

What Do We Write About When We Write About Love?

Claire King looks into the stories we tell about love, what readers expect from them, and how they are taken to market.

We Need To Talk About Non-Fiction Submissions

We Need To Talk About Non-Fiction Submissions

Literary agent Federica Leonardis offers essential guidance to authors working towards submitting a work of non-fiction.

From First Draft to Final Draft

From First Draft to Final Draft

Critically-acclaimed author William Ryan leads an exclusive 10-week course offering guidance on how to turn a work-in-progress into a ready-to-submit manuscript.

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