Writers' Ink

Writers' Ink

Every now and then a writer needs a little extra help to structure and stimulate their work. On this page we will lodge some useful papers to help get you started and to keep you going. Authors, Writers and Poets of note will help to prepare these papers and it is hoped you will find the advice useful and stimulating. We are always open to extending the range of topics covered so please simply let Marc Sherland know of any topic you feel should be researched and added.

Pen Tips For Authors - The first paper deals with the basic considerations of writing a novel and was written by Saskia Sarginson, author of The Twins (Piatkus). She emphasises the need to be your own fiercest critic, but also to trust your instincts. Take a read and see what you think.

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Research Sources - If you are writing a piece set in a particular time or place, it is essential that you research the era and location and get the details correct. In this paper Mary Edward and Marc Sherland combine their writing experience to present a short precis of sound research practice.

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Copyright - Writers often worry about copyright and the law round about such an issue. This straightforward paper demystifies the process and explains where to get further good advice.

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Public Lending Right - Every published author should know about the concept of Public Lending Right and how it is applied to them as an individual writer. In this paper Chris Longmuir explains how the system works.

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