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letters from the editor - June 2021

Letters from the Editor: June

Sometimes life gets in the way of other things, especially writing. That’s why this month’s Letters from the Editor is all about endurance.

Picking Up a Pen (Post-Pandemic)

2020 has sucked so far and the world, understandably, ground to a halt. However, if you feel like picking up a pen again, here’s how to shake off those post-pandemic blues.

How to Write Bisexual Characters

There are many myths about bisexuality, which can cause misrepresentation in books and other media. To combat this, today’s ‘Writing Right’ blog is all about How to Write Bisexual Characters.

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5 Traits of a Great Middle Grade Villain

From You-Know-Who to Mrs Coulter and her golden monkey, all great Middle Grade villains share traits that make them memorable. Here are 5 of them.

The 3 Pillars of Writing Great Characters

Hemingway once said “…a writer should create living people, not characters.” Use the “3 Pillars of Writing Great Characters” method to do just that!

Top 10 Traits of a Compelling Middle Grade Hero

What makes for a compelling Middle Grade hero? What characteristics do Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, Lyra Belacqua and Bilbo Baggins have in common?

How to Write Bisexual Characters

There are many myths about bisexuality, which can cause misrepresentation in books and other media. To combat this, today’s ‘Writing Right’ blog is all about How to Write Bisexual Characters.

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It’s a Kind of Magic: Where does magic come from?

It’s a Kind of Magic is an ongoing blog series about how to create a realistic magic system for your fantasy novel. This first article asks the question: where does magic come from?

5 Reasons Why All Writers Should Go Outside

Writing can mean long hours alone, talking only to your characters. Yet, to write truly great fiction, writers should go outside. Here’s why.

Picking Up a Pen (Post-Pandemic)

2020 has sucked so far and the world, understandably, ground to a halt. However, if you feel like picking up a pen again, here’s how to shake off those post-pandemic blues.

How to Write Bisexual Characters

There are many myths about bisexuality, which can cause misrepresentation in books and other media. To combat this, today’s ‘Writing Right’ blog is all about How to Write Bisexual Characters.

letters from the editor - June 2021

Letters from the Editor: June

Sometimes life gets in the way of other things, especially writing. That’s why this month’s Letters from the Editor is all about endurance.

10 book-themed events for March 2020

It’s Spring! Although the weather outside is still cold and generally unpleasant, March is the perfect time to rejoin the outside world. If you’re looking for fun literary or writing activities, here are 10 book-themed events to enjoy this month.

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