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The beginning of your story sets the scene with impact and verve. The ending is a satisfying climax of dazzling set pieces and well-knitted narrative threads. But the middle is a disconnected mish-mash of half-realised ideas, half-developed characters and half-relevant ruminations.

How to beat sagging middle syndrome

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Almost everyone who has navigated the first edit of a novel has done one of two things.

Is brevity always best? How to negotiate with your internal editor

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How to conquer the post-festive slump and get back into your groove.

Unusual ways to beat writer’s block

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