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We and various guest Bloggers share rants on reading, writing, and other ponderings...

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5 Secrets to Nailing Your Manuscript

Posted by @Publishing_talk on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM

So, you've found your plot, planned your story and settled upon your characters and their details. Now it's time to write. Isn't it? Last week we looked at where it all begins (read more here). Following on from this, here are five key tips to help you successfully start and finish your manuscript.

1. Give Yourself Permission to Brain Dump

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Essential Ingredients for a Great Book

Posted by @Publishing_talk on March 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM

What makes a great book? Interesting characters, sound narrative and fresh ideas all help. Sounds simple, right? ...Wrong. It's actually where many people come unstuck.


Common mistakes include drifting narrative, poorly developed characters and unoriginal ideas. Humour me, let's go back to basics here while I dig out the dictionary definition of what a story actually is: 'An account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.'

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Nurture Your Creativity in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by @Publishing_talk on September 24, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Many people struggle at some point to find enough time or motivation to write or do whatever it is that brings satisfaction to their creativity.

Let me tell you this:  You’re not alone.

In your spare time, it may be the house needs cleaning or DIY doing; you may have social calls to make, family to spend time with…you may even be studying or you may just be plain tired after a busy week. You could even be one of the lucky ones with no pla...

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Behind Every Avatar

Posted by @Publishing_talk on September 4, 2013 at 3:45 AM

There is a person, a human being and an individual behind every avatar. Brick Lane Publishing is one such example. So who are we?

I’m Lara and my mission is to bring quality books to readers that Brick Lane Publishing and our carefully selected authors can be proud of. And let’s not forget those experts linked to us – designers, editors, marketers, readers and so on. Simply put, I’m at the helm and my project-bespoke team jump in whenever I need their...

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