Guest Posts

5 Steps To Getting Started With Freelance Writing

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It’s time for another guest post! This time it’s from Ingrid Cruz, a freelance writer. Yes, WITW is about fiction writing but, if you’re interested in it, freelance writing can be a great boost for a fiction writer. Depending on what you write about, you can use it as some extra income, a new career […]

Plotting

The Magic of Subplots in Your Novel

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This Saved My First Novel

  It took me seven years to write my first published novel. Seven years! Okay, so I wrote another first draft in the middle, but still. Seven years. I paused half way through writing it, partly because I got distracted by another idea but partly because the story wasn’t going well. Something was wrong. Something […]

Writing basics

What Is A Trope? What, Why and How?

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  If you’re doing a lot of Googling about writing (and you should) and if you’re talking to people (or listening to people) about writing (again, you should), you might have heard of the term, ‘trope.’ When I first read the term the stared at it blankly before furiously reading on to try and put […]