How Research Tells a Story

Guide Alice Manfield

Research is central to any author’s writing process. Whether you’re telling a completely true story, or creating an alternative world, with no resemblance to reality, you will need to spend a fair amount of your time in research. For me, this begins with the seed of an idea. Usually, I will see or read or…

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How Books Can Help Your Children

how books can help your children

Do you have a favourite book from childhood? I have far too many to list, but will add The Famous Five, Trixie Beldon, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon series, Watership Down and Anne of Green Gables, to highlight but a few. I was also reminiscing with my mum recently, about the magic of Alice Through The Looking…

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The Art of Getting a Literary Agent

Writing can be very lonely. It’s an often misunderstood and thankless job, with no guarantee of anyone reading your words. For many of us, the goal is mostly to have a readership. Of course we all need to make a living, and getting paid for writing is important. But my blog posts are written with…

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For the Love of Books

I am a young girl, immersed in a book. I sit underneath a large peppercorn tree, its expansive light green canopy overhead. The peppery scent is in my nostrils. The sunshine is dappled in here. It warms my toes, which I dangle outside the shade of the tree. As I settle, Magpies sing to me…

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