How To Plan Your Novel Using The Three-Act Structure

Writing a novel is hard, especially if you’ve never done it before. You’ve spent hours researching, building your world and becoming an expert on your characters. Now you’re ready for the next step: planning. While some people like to write organically (letting the story take you in whatever direction feels …

6 Reasons Why You Still Can’t Finish Your Story

Every writer will have a certain project that is seemingly impossible to finish, no matter how hard you try. After all the hard work, all the hours creating intricate plots, well-rounded characters and detailed settings, sometimes your writing just comes to a stop, and you’re left amidst those final chapters …

5 Simple Mental Health Tips For Creative Writers

Taking care of your mental health is an underestimated essential for a fulfilling and rewarding writing career. After all, it’s difficult to write well when you don’t feel your best. In this article we'll be leading you through five effective ways to familiarise yourself with health-supporting habits in order to keep the blues …

6 Questions To Help You Avoid Predatory Publishers

For many writers, publication can seem like the ultimate prize. Many anticipate the wondrous moment when a publisher will finally say “yes” – launching their careers and justifying years of hard labour. But the publishing industry, like all industries, does have a few predators, which budding writers would do best …

7 Must-Know Facts About Manuscript Appraisals

A manuscript appraisal provides a crucial buffer before submission, and enables not only the development of your manuscript but the development of yourself as a writer, helping you on your way as you work towards publication. But how can you tell if this service is right for you and your …

Poem of the Month, ‘My Head’ by TJ Wilkshire

This piece is part of our ongoing series 'Poem of the Month'. Every month, the Writer's Edit team selects their favourite submission and provides detailed feedback to the author. Stay tuned for an interview with TJ Wilkshire, discussing her inspirations and literary influences. My Head by TJ Wilkshire For Depression …

Growing A Business & Self-Publishing With Blaise van Hecke

The brainchild of writer Blaise van Hecke and her husband, photographer/illustrator Kev Howlett, Busybird Publishing is a unique blend: a traditional publisher that releases a handful of titles yearly; and a fee-for-service self-publisher which, to date, has not only helped over one hundred authors get their stories out into the …