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Kim Montgomery

Novlr CEO & CO-founder. Mum. Avid Reader. Avid Writer. Maybe I'll write a book one day once I'm done procrastinating by building Novlr.

May 29

10 Creative Writing Prompts to Ignite Your Imagination

Every writer knows the feeling of the dreaded blinking cursor on a blank page, the weight of expectation, and the creeping dread of write...

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May 12

How to Read More: A Busy Mum’s Perspective

I recently started a book club. I started it because a friend of mine, another mum at the school my kids go to, told me she wanted to rea...

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Feb 6

“Should I Carry On Writing?” and Other Writers’ Angst

People write for many different reasons. Last year, we asked over 70,000 of our users why they write, and the results were very interesti...

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Jan 23

9 Ways To Write Your Opening Line – Is It Really Important?

Let me be very clear about this: there is no famous first line of a not-famous novel. Opening lines only stand up on their own when a pie...

Dec 9

The Road to Hell is Paved with Adverbs

I’ve been reading a book lately and the first chapter had me question the way I write and edit my work. I wanted to share with you ...

Welcome to the Brand New Novlr

Today is a milestone for us as we bring our brand-spanking new rebuild of Novlr into public beta! Anybody signing up to Novlr for the fir...

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Aug 15

8 Mistakes to Avoid For a Perfect Ending to Your Novel

Writing a perfect ending is hard. Is it the most excruciatingly difficult part of the writing process? Is it the most hair-pulling, mind-...

8 Mistakes to Avoid For a Perfect Ending to Your Novel

Jul 18

8 Mistakes to Avoid to Write the Perfect Novel Opening

Is there a single perfect novel opening? No. Is there a single winning formula to your perfect novel opening? No. There are, however, ver...

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Sep 8

Novlr are NaNoWriMo Epic Sponsor 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we are official NaNoWriMo Epic Sponsor 2021. NaNoWriMo is a cornerstone of the Novlr year. It was the fi...

Oct 26

What 335,000,000 Words Have Taught Us About NaNoWriMo

We are not the experts on NaNoWriMo. We are not even the experts on writing. We are certainly not the experts on writing during NaNoWriMo...

Oct 16

The Novlr Guide to Finding Writing Inspiration

NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. The prospect of 50,000 words is looming, and if you’re anything like me, you may be currently caught in the ...

Sep 23

Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month

Somehow, it’s almost that time of year again. Brush off your laptops and pick up your pencils, because National Novel Writing Month (NaNo...

Mar 2

How Not to Hate Your Writing

You re-read everything you wrote today. You don’t only dislike it. You hate it. You ctrl+A and consider deleting the lot, before ta...