Claire Gallagher

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Claire is a self-published author of contemporary romances. She has a literary agent and is aiming to traditionally publish her more psychological novels.

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Play to Your Strengths

Be Up-Front Agent Pete often says that writers should play to their strength and put it front and centre in the opening of their novel....
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Titles: What’s in a Name?

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet, Right? The Silence of the Lambs, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Elinor Oliphant is Completely...
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Writing ‘Rules’

Don’t Start with a Character Waking Up, Looking in the Mirror, or with a Hangover On Pop-Up Submissions, we received a lot of openings like...
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Self-Publishing

I decided to self-publish my contemporary romances after unsuccessful attempts at the traditional route. There are pros and cons to making this decision and lots...
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Can Songs Teach Us Something About Writing Novels?

Rules and Commonalities I’m not a musician but even I know that songs have a structure, verses and a chorus, that they often have a...
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Rejection

You Are Not Alone Most people experience rejection when querying. Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, got so many rejections she ended...
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Writing Routines

Time and Head Space When I was teaching full-time, I found it difficult to fit in any writing. It’s definitely not a nine-to-three job! My...
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Self-Critiquing

Who the hell do you think you are? I once heard that authors alternate between two perceptions of their work-in-progress. One is: ‘This is amazing!...
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What Makes Great Writing?

We All Have Our Own Opinions Of course we do! Life would be very boring if we didn’t. But there are elements to story that...
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Multiple Points-of-View

Say What? Writing a novel with more than one point-of-view can be tricky. How can you juggle different personalities and motivations – and somehow use...

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