Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellows

The Bridge programme – improving writing confidence

In Scotland, RLF Fellows have been running the Bridge programme for a few years. In 2015–16, 12 Fellows were involved in running Bridge sessions all over Scotland. They deliver the sessions as part of university Widening Participation schemes. The Bridge is run for students from families who haven’t attended university to demystify writing at degree level …

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Rambling – best left for the outdoors

Many writers are guilty of rambling – it’s a common mistake. There’s an easy way to check y0ur writing to see if you’re rambling – and luckily, it is straightforward to fix too. This is the last top tip of 2016. More in the New Year! https://rlfconsultants.com/rambling-best-left-for-the-outdoors/

Writing with empathy

This week’s hint for writers is from RLF Consultant Fellow Anne Wilson, talking about how to gain a sense of empathy with your readers. As a children’s non-fiction author, I always consider how a child is going to approach my book. I imagine he or she will probably look at the pictures first, so the captions need to …

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Getting quality feedback on your work-in-progress

This week, RLF Consultant Fellow Trevor Days talks about getting constructive feedback on your work before you send off your manuscript to the editor. Before you press the ‘send’ button, it’s always helpful to have another reader check  your writing to spot errors, inconsistencies or awkward writing that you have glossed over yourself. My readers usually …

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What’s your investment in your writing?

This week’s RLF Consultant Fellows’ What’s happening? blog comes from Marina Benjamin. Whatever you are writing a novel, a thesis or a non-fiction book, you need to find your voice as an author. To do this, you bring your own subjectivity to your work: the filters that colour everything you think, see, remember and value …

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