Author: Claire Bradshaw

How To Find And Fix Plot Holes In Your Novel

Plot holes. We all know what they are: inconsistencies or gaps that defy logic in stories. And we all know they're entirely undesirable when it comes to writing a good novel. Plot holes diminish the plausibility of a story and can have a huge effect on the way that story …

5 Must-Have Supplementary Skills For Freelance Writers

To be a successful freelance writer, you need more than just sound writing skills. Freelancing, after all, essentially involves running your own small business. You're not just doing your writing work; you're also managing all the other bits and pieces yourself – from invoices and payments to marketing and networking. …

Opportunities: September 2017

HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award The Historical Writers' Association is now open for entries to the Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award. Short stories of up to 3500 words, set at least 35 years in the past, will be accepted. Prizes include £500, publication, mentoring session from author and agent, …

7 Professional Portfolio Sites For Freelance Writers

One of the best tools you can have as a freelance writer is a portfolio of your writing. And no, we're not talking about an old-school scrapbook filled with clippings of your articles! We're talking about a sleek, professional online portfolio that helps you showcase your skills and experience. Think …