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Iain Broome

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Every week I share writing tips and tools to help you improve your craft and promote your work.

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66 best writing tools and tips 2021

Links to the best how tos, lists, videos, blog posts and writing tools that I've plucked from the internet over the last 12 months.

66 best writing tools and tips 2021
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How to start a book group

Some exciting tips for starting your own book group based on what me and my own cool book crew do.

How to start a book group
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The heart, mind and murder test for writers

A few checks you can do to try and work out once and for all if your writing is – you know – any good.

The heart, mind and murder test for writers

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Juggling, juggling

How a classic song was made, life-changing books, track your reading, how to write immersive settings and scene building.

Juggling, juggling
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The future is here

How to write a short film, deciding what to write, writing with an AI helper, changing the publishing industry.

The future is here
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An apt metaphor

Cultivating endurance, learning to write, prep for a writing escape, making zines, plus 18 books on writing.

An apt metaphor