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A newsletter for creative writers who want to improve their craft and build an audience.
Created 20 Aug 2018
  • We're on the move
    25 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 8 6
    Hello there This will be my last newsletter I write and send you until I have moved the whole operation from Substack to its new home on Ghost. It should take 2โ€“3 weeks. While I'm at it, I'll also be ...
  • Stunning libraries, some author stats and how to get your first 1000 subscribers
    05 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 9 0
    Biblioteca di Sainte Genevieve, Parigi 2016 (Massimo Listri) Hello there This is Iain Broome here again with another newsletter packed full of exciting tools, tips and other information for writer-typ...
  • Book planning with Post-it notes
    18 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 9 0
    Hello there I use a lot of Post-it notes in my actual job as a content designer. And those of you who've followed my nonsense for a while will know I used Post-its to plan big chunks of my debut novel...
  • How to make time to write
    11 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 10 2
    Hello there We are a year into the world of lockdowns, remote work and a general sense of unshakable existential dread. And that's if you've been lucky. So how's your creative writing going? Since I s...
  • An alternative writing tool
    07 Mar 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    Hello there Cheeky Sunday newsletter for you. I really like this illustrated guide to what you can find in children's books at different ages by author, Louie Stowell. Very true. Very funny. Also quit...
  • Look at my fancy keyboard
    25 Feb 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    My mechanical keyboard and potential midlife crisis Hello there I think the midlife crisis might have begun. I bought a mechanical keyboard. First and foremost, I find it very physically attractive. S...
  • Track your word count... everywhere
    18 Feb 2021 • 2 min read • 13 0
    Hello there And a happy new year. We're well into our third national lockdown in the UK. Schools are closed. Homeschooling three kids around self-employment is a ludicrous challenge. And we also have ...
  • 32 best writing tools and tips of 2020
    31 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 8 0
    Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Hello there 2020 has felt like being trapped in an elevator with doors that never open and a fart with nowhere to go but up your nostrils and into your very being. I...
  • Tools for writing sprints
    06 Dec 2020 • 2 min read • 18 0
    Hello there Forgive the late email this week. But celebrate this unexpected Sunday surprise. This time last Saturday, I was busy turning 40 on the same day my daughter turned one. It was somewhat calm...
  • Fantastic newsletters for writers
    26 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 13 0
    Hello there Welcome to another edition of Unslush Weekly, the newsletter for writers written by real-life me, Iain Broome, just sitting here typing it now. It's been another busy week here in the writ...
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