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Iain Broome

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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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The next step

Services for authors, building an author brand, editing your novel, TikTok for authors, platforms for serialised fiction.

The next step
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Flip-flopping around

Brilliant book covers, build a daily writing habit, work out your characters 'why', how to write a scene, and the ace Mary Ruefle.

Flip-flopping around
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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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Trick yourself

Christmas stories, a writing trick, distraction-free writing apps, George Saunders on revision, and how to market a book.

Trick yourself
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Drowning in drafts

Me on a podcast, books for writers, how to write an ace newsletter, build a short story collection, and a Pomodoro to do app.

Drowning in drafts
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Pieces 13: Time is up

It's the last edition of Pieces and a chance to reflect on what went well and what I need to do in the future.

Pieces 13: Time is up