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Green Eyes or Brown?

2% of people on this planet have green eyes. — Fact (@Fact) 2 March 2017 Seeing this Fact, I wondered how important it was for authors to specify their characters’ eye colour, so took...

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Characters

Twelve traits of a loveable character Perfecting that character description Kirsten Lamb looks at how character determines plot Oh, how we make our characters suffer. #amwriting #writing #writingtip pic.twitter.com/uYCqN0rHrA — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March...

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Bio Preview: Joyful Witness

Coincidences: what do you think of them? Are they the products of mere chance? Or might they have a hidden meaning? You know the sort of thing: an unexpected meeting with the very person...

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Novel Preview: Shaka are Dead

Listen to sample If a ou were to of jump over a railings outside a classrooms on a third floor, onto a tarmac quadrangle below, you don’t not always kill yourself. Old Zakes found...

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Feminisms

Feminism is a word that gets me cringing – it’s a label and one I don’t want to be boxed into. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really grateful for what the Suffragettes did –...

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Vocab development

I was pleased to see I’m not the only one discovering new terms. Here is the selection for this month: Let me know if you’ve used these terms in your novel or short stories…...

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TSL authors support charities

In addition to TSL books which carry a donation to a charity, some of our authors hold events to fundraise for causes close to their hearts. Robbie Cheadle supports Gift of Sight in South...