Author: Claire Bradshaw

5 Things To Avoid When Writing Romantic Relationships

Ahh, romance. Not only is it a massively popular genre of its own, it's also an extremely common element in countless other genres and categories – from literary fiction right through to sci-fi, fantasy and young adult fiction. However, writing romantic relationships isn't easy. Just because it's done often, doesn't mean …

7 Ways To Get Paid On Time As A Freelancer

Not getting paid on time for your work is a frustrating problem faced by many freelancers. You've obeyed a deadline and submitted your work on time – why can't your client extend the same courtesy when it comes to payment?! Unfortunately, many businesses and individuals still have a lax approach …

Opportunities: April 2018

Killer Nashville Annual Claymore Award The Killer Nashville Claymore Award assists new and rebranding authors in getting published. Manuscripts with thriller, mystery, crime or suspense elements are eligible for entry. Winner receives a traditional publishing contract with a Mystery Writers of America and/or International Thriller Writers' approved publisher. $40 entry fee. …

What Is Patreon And How Can Indie Authors Use It?

If you've been on the internet at all over the past few years, you've probably heard of Patreon. Inspired, as the name suggests, by the old-world concept of artistic patronage, Patreon is growing every day as an alternative income method for creators. But how exactly does Patreon work? And how …

Opportunities: March 2018

BBC National Short Story Award The BBC and Cambridge University welcome entries to the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award. Winning author receives £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors receive £600 each. Open to British nationals and UK residents aged 18 years or over who have a prior record of …