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If you’ll forgive a slightly clumsy neologism, we’re keeping it real in Writing Magazine this month. Although the very definition of what we do is pretty much ‘making stuff up’, the real world, and conveying it accurately, is fundamentally important to us as writers. So, exploring reality from all angles, we’re considering what ‘real’ actually means in fiction and whether there are still any entirely taboo topics, how to use real life experiences to inspire your fiction (and avoid upsetting your friends and family!), and how to balance the self-belief needed to make it in a competitive industry with the knowledge that so few do.

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Want to make sure your readers are hooked from the start? In this month's Writing Magazine, learn how to grab your readers' attention and keep it all the way to the end. • Have you completed a first draft? We show you how to polish it to perfection. • Would your life make a good story? We show you how to transform your inspiring ideas into writing material. • Read how our star interview, Lisa McInerney, went from blogger to bestseller. • Find out about the latest writing opportunities and win £51,579 in writing prizes!

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