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Author Sophie King shows how to write a novel

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Author Sophie King shows how to write a novel

“Today we launch the first in a series of articles by published author Sophie King, who shares her own extensive experience of the tips and pitfalls of embarking on the writing of your first novel. Sophie King has had sixteen novels published. Her latest is The Wedding Party, which tells the story of a middle-aged couple getting married in nine months time. She also runs local writing courses. For details, email

Your first novel! It’s a big thing, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s been a lurking ambition for years – something you will do “one day when there is time”. Or maybe you’ve recently retired or been made redundant which has given you extra hours in the day. But now, here you are, sitting at your desk, with your pen in hand or in front of your keyboard. And suddenly it seems like a very daunting task…

In this new series, I’ll show you how to find an idea that will grab the reader; how to draw convincing characters; how to find the right plotting method for you; how to get to grips with viewpoint; how to write dynamic dialogue and – crunch time – how to get published…”

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