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Iain Broome

I'm the author of the novel, A is for Angelica. Every week, I send Draft Mode, a newsletter full of tips and tools that help you improve your craft and promote your writing.

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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
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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