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Roz Morris
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My guest this week says that when he gives talks about writing, he often says that writing a novel is the literary equivalent to composing a symphony. He describes how his lead characters are like the principal instruments, plotting the crescendos on…
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My guest this week has written the story of a marriage. Her novel spans many decades, from when her protagonist is a 17-year-old debutante in the 1930s, to the swinging sixties, where the character finds herself revisiting old haunts and sifting through…
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My guest this week has written the story of a marriage. Her novel spans many decades, from when her protagonist is a 17-year-old debutante in the 1930s, to the swinging sixties, where the character finds herself revisiting old haunts and sifting through…
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My guest this week is writing about a character trying to find her way to happiness. Love and career have not gone as planned, and the protagonist ends up living with her parents in Los Angeles – a cue for a feisty, fighting soundtrack of Guns n Roses and…
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My guest this week is writing about a character trying to find her way to happiness. Love and career have not gone as planned, and the protagonist ends up living with her parents in Los Angeles – a cue for a feisty, fighting soundtrack of Guns n Roses and…
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You might have spotted it’s uncharacteristically quiet here today. Wednesday has, from time immemorial, been Undercover Soundtrack day, and yet you find instead a deafening hush. Rest assured, the series will return next week and I have the post in my…
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I’ve had this great question from a reader: Do you think somebody who has only done screenwriting would be able to write a novel? I have spent the last 18 years writing screenplays and, while there has been some success (two distributed films, a…
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‘Watching the wintry sea and reflecting on a marriage’ Once a week I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment – perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold  a moment still to explore its depths. This…
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I’ve nearly finished the second run-through of Ever Rest, and now I know the characters well, I can flesh out details that I’d previously left vague, such as where they live and what I want that to suggest. But this brings certain hazards, as I found when…
I've nearly finished the second run-through of Ever Rest, and now I know the characters well, I can flesh out details that I'd previously left vague, such as where they live and what I want that to...
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‘Battle songs‘ Once a week I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment – perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold  a moment still to explore its depths. This week’s guest is Huffington Post blogger…
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I recently published a post about NaNoWriMo prep, and it provoked this interesting comment on Facebook: I really hate this initiative! Shouldn’t we be learning to write novels that are better, higher quality, more considered, more rounded, better thought…
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I’m running a series of the smartest questions from my recent Guardian self-editing masterclass for novelists. Previous posts have discussed how much extra material we might write that never makes the final wordcount, how to flesh out a draft that’s too…
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Writer, speaker, bestselling ghostwriter, writing blogger. Author of a series of writing books called Nail Your Novel, and 2 acclaimed novels: My Memories of a Future Life & Lifeform Three. Teaches writing masterclasses for The Guardian
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My books have sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, although I'm not allowed to disclose the titles as many of them were ghostwritten. I speak about writing and publishing, and teach masterclasses in both for The Guardian in London. If you're literarily inclined too, check out my blog of writing tutorials - www.nailyournovel.com , my novel's blog www.mymemoriesofafuturelife.com and my main page www.rozmorris.wordpress.com
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Secretly the author of 8 worldwide bestselling novels. Proudly the author of three much-praised writing books and two critically acclaimed novels of my own. Have been in a Clint Eastwood movie. Was once hit by a train.
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