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Loretta MilanI’m Loretta Milan and welcome to Literary Lightbox.

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The_Miniaturist_outsideThe Miniaturist book review

With the Daily Mail claiming The Miniaturist was outselling JK Rowling while The Guardian seemed less convinced by this much-hyped debut, I had to check it out for myself…

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Creativity survey thank youThank you!

Thanks to everyone who took part in The Creativity Survey. I’ve now emailed the winner of the prize draw so do check your inbox! I’ll have an exciting announcement about this project later this year. Please subscribe in the top, right-hand corner of this page to be one of the first to hear!

Loretta Milan at Bloomsbury PublishingHow honing your pitch can lead to a better story

Click here to find out how my time at Bloomsbury Publishing led me to transform my novel and read advice that could help you improve your story too.


Loretta Milan reading The SeparationThe Separation book review

The Separation opens in 1955 as Lydia Cartwright returns to an empty house in Malaya after visiting a friend. Her husband, two daughters and even their servants have vanished…

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Festival of WritingWhy the Festival of Writing is the best thing since sliced cake

I joined the Festival of Writing in York recently. Read about my experience, the top five lessons I have to share with you and why I think the Festival is better than sliced cake here.



Up next on Literary Lightbox

NoNoWriMo_Participant_2014My NaNoWriMo Marathon

I’m going to be taking part in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year with the mission to turn around 50,000 words of the latest draft of my story following fresh inspiration. I’ll be blogging about it throughout November.

We_were_liarsWe Were Liars book review

I’m currently reading We Were Liars by E Lockhart. Look out for the book review in November.

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