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W&A blogger Rachel Knightley on a sense of place – or why floating dialogue always sinks: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/2016/11/writing-touchstone-7-place
It doesn't matter how many novels, plays, instruction manuals or poems you have on your writing CV, there are lessons about writing – some technical, others psychological – that benefit from regular rediscovery. In her '10 Writing Touchstones' series of blogs, Rachel Knightley looks at key aspects of the creative process that all writers should address. This week, Rachel looks at Place. For more tips on the writing process or advice on the publis...
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1) Register with writersandartists.co.uk (completely free)
2) Enter our annual short story competition (...ALSO completely free!)
3) Be in with a chance of winning a first prize of a place on one of Arvon's residential writing courses (worth up to £1000!!!)

Details: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions/
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We're running a full-day conference on writing for children and young adults in February... but only 10 places remain so move quick if you want to attend. View the stellar line-up: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/events/how-to-write-for-children-and-young-adults
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It doesn't matter how many novels, plays, instruction manuals or poems you have on your writing CV, there are lessons about writing – some technical, others psychological – that benefit from regular rediscovery. In her '10 Writing Touchstones' series of blogs, Rachel Knightley looks at key aspects of the creative process that all writers should address. In this blog, Rachel discusses Space: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/2016/09/writing-touchstone-5-space
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Author Susan Moore explains to us why orphans heroes make such compelling protagonists in children's literature: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/1075/dedicated-genre-advice/writing-for-children/
Author Susan Moore explains to us why orphans heroes make such compelling protagonists in children's literature. For more writing articles, visit www.writersandartists.co.uk
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Literary agent Federica Leonardis offers essential guidance to authors working towards submitting a work of non-fiction: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/1087/preparing-for-submission/how-to-find-a-literary-agent/
Literary agent Federica Leonardis offers essential guidance to authors working towards submitting a work of non-fiction. For more articles on the writing process and how to submit to literary agents, visit www.writersandartists.co.uk
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In the latest of her series of interviews with publishing industry professionals, author Claire Fuller speaks to Diane Chonette, Art Director of independent US publishing house, Tin House Books: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/artists/advice/1092/an-artists-toolkit/essential-information/
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Leila Dewji of +I_AM Self-Publishing offers useful tips to authors looking to achieve more in 2017: http://ow.ly/RWn9307Vyoz
Find out how to set and smash your 2017 author goals with our 3 stage system.
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The line-up for our special one-day conference with York Literature Festival has been revealed... and it's a good'un! https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/events/how-to-get-published- 
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Remember to head over to our Twitter account if you'd like to take part in our annual Christmas #giveaway! A full list of the books here: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/2016/11/merry-christmas-from-writers-and-artists
Merry Christmas from Writers and Artists! Here's some information about our Christmas Giveaway 2016!
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HOW TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS: our popular full-day conference is back for 2017! Includes a two-hour author workshop, networking drinks and panel discussions with commissioning editors and leading literary agents: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/events/how-to-write-for-children-and-young-adults
Are you the next Julia Donaldson? If you want to write for children or young adults, learn from the best with a day of writing workshops and panel discussions with leading children's publishers and literary agents. Meet the gatekeepers of children's publishing and find out what they're looking ...
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FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINAL DRAFT: http://ow.ly/CHaH306TiCX 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.
Writers & Artists and critically-acclaimed novelist and teacher William Ryan have joined forces to present a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your first draft into a final draft. The course will look at essential elements of the writing craft and how you can apply them to your ...
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