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Ten Top Tips for Creative Characterisation

Published on 24th March 2015 by Diana Nadin

Long after readers have forgotten many other features of your book or short story, it will be your characters who will live on in their minds. And the stronger, the more colourful and the more striking your characters are, the more memorable they’ll be. So, here are some tips for ensuring that your characters are unforgettable:1.It should be yo...

Six Tips To Help You Sell More

Published on 18th March 2015 by Diana Nadin

Six Tips To Help You Sell More Whether you’re running your own business or you’re employed as a salesperson for a company, tips on how to increase your sales are always useful. So why not try the following? * You must have confidence in the product or service you are selling. If you don’t, this will come across subconsciously when you are tal...

Ten Top Tips For Plotting A Novel

Published on 4th March 2015 by Diana Nadin

Ten Top Tips For Plotting A Novel 1. Action, dramatic high points and conflict – these are what you are aiming for in your novel, no matter what genre you are writing in. 2. Decide on a setting and period. Do you know enough about it to write authoritatively – or can you find out? And what genre is it going to be – romance, crime, thriller,...