In Deirdre Sullivan’s second NovelTeens masterclass, she guides us through building a sustainable writing practice, divulging hints and tips that we can use to kickstart a daily routine. She highlights the importance of reading other writers, as well as setting small, achievable goals and sharing your work with your peers.Let's Go
NovelTeens #1: How to Make Characters with Dave Rudden
The series kicks off with a bitesize masterclass from Dave Rudden. Author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark series, Dave shows us how to create a compelling main character.
Dave’s number one rule: a main character can not be boring. What do they want? What do they fear? What is their flaw? Heroes aren’t perfect after all!
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In this episode, Deirdre Sullivan, author of the upcoming Savage Her Reply — a retelling of The Children of Lir — gives us the nuts and bolts of retelling tales, and explains how words can’t be fixed if they aren’t there.Let's Go
Writer Anna Carey tells us how dialogue can help bring a story to life and gives us some key tips for creating realistic characters in her NovelTeens mini masterclass. How do you write believable dialogue?Let's Go