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Zim – the Tool for Writers Who Need to Worldbuild

Zim allows you to create Wikipedia-like “notebooks”, enabling you to build a complete reference guide for your project. It’s perfect for writers with lots of research or fantasy and sci-fi authors creating new worlds and cultures.

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Morning Pages Three Weeks On

Last month, I decided to try some morning pages (MPs), because I was stuck on my novel. I also promised to report the results the following week, but I went to Paris for a week and didn’t get time to update. The positive side of this, is I’ve been doing my MPs for three weeks now.

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Free Online Writing Fiction Course

If you want to write, but just can’t get started, then you’re in luck. The Open University has launched a free, online course, called ‘Start Writing Fiction’. The course focuses on creating characters, takes place over eight weeks and you only need to spare three hours a week – that’s a couple of weekend sessions or less than 30 minutes a day.

Don’t be suckered by rip-off writing courses

Writing is hard. That’s the first thing you find out when you join writing club. And because it’s hard, new writers are always looking for quick fixes. Don’t worry, we’ve all done it. Fortunately, there are lots of people and organisations offering quick fixes that could just be the thing that helps you get your…


CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR WRITERS With the price drop frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Christmas shopping season is well and truly upon us. If there’s a writer in your life, you’ve come to the right place. This is our list of gifts for writers. Approved by the Writers Anon team, for what that’s…

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How to Use Pinterest to Write Your Novel

When it comes to writing, I’m very visual. As a huge movie buff, I like to see my novel in cinematic terms, unfolding before my eyes. If I can’t visualise a certain scene or character, I get stuck. Because I can touch type, quite often I don’t even look at my screen as I’m writing.…

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Writing with Scrivener – Pros and Cons

Scrivener is a piece of software that’s been designed with writers in mind and includes a number of features many will find invaluable. If you like to write on the go, but don’t want to lug around bundles of paper and books bristling with post-it notes, then Scrivener could be for you. Alternatively, you may…