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Iain Broome

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32 best writing tools and tips of 2020

And that's according to you – readers of the Draft Mode newsletter.

32 best writing tools and tips of 2020
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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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Pieces 11: Much commotion

Three days on since the end of my retreat and I am struggling to carve some time out amongst the family/work madness.

Pieces 11: Much commotion
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Pieces 10: A good sign

Last day of the writing retreat and it's been a tricky one, so I turn to some research and try to keep some perspective.

Pieces 10: A good sign
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Pieces 09: Texture later

Day four or my writing retreat and I'm working on the opening and getting words on the page.

Pieces 09: Texture later
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Pieces 08: One true opening

Day three of my writing retreat and I'm on to the opening, of which I have many. Time to cut these branches down.

Pieces 08: One true opening
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Pieces 07: Scenes and scraps

Report from day two of my writing retreat which I mostly spent sorting material into usable scenes and scraps with potential.

Pieces 07: Scenes and scraps
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Narrative kindling

Writing retreat updates, collecting story material, writing in present tense, Apple Notes tips, and NFTs for authors.

Narrative kindling