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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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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
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Curse my attention span

Break from distractions, scenes not chapters, a character cheat sheet, digital resets and a writing glossary.

Curse my attention span
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Make more, care less

Note-taking and research tool, how auctions work, writing a hook for your novel, how to think about endings.

Make more, care less
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Run and weep

Track your time, stories as systems, writing around a full-time job, book sales funnels and the art of the novella.

Run and weep
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Gut feeling, maybe

A new outlining tool, authors on Instagram, joint writing sprints, editing advice, and a list of writing competitions.

Gut feeling, maybe
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Excellent sheds

How to do nothing, editing hacks for non-fiction writers, first draft tricks, writing sheds, and the art of asking.

Excellent sheds
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Literally thousands

Minor announcements, Trello for writers, how to patch plot holes, standing out on social, and how authors get paid.

Literally thousands
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Thoughtful goodies

Writing nooks, novel writing software, writing competitions, building meaningful connections, beautiful book covers.

Thoughtful goodies
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Free imaginary biscuits

Writing confidence, story plotting with Miro, accountability buddies, promoting books on Instagram, presenting books online.

Free imaginary biscuits