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

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Loretta_Milan_NaNoWriMo_WinnerThe chapter after NaNoWriMo

It’s done. I’ve written 50,000 words of the first novel I intend to publish. So, what have I learned and what’s next?

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NaNoWriMo_Loretta_MilanMad decision at my NaNoWriMo midpoint

I’ve just passed the mid-point in my NaNoWriMo novel-writing marathon. As I type into the second half of the challenge, I thought I’d give you an update on how it’s going…

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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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Up next on Literary Lightbox

We_were_liarsWe Were Liars book review

I’ve just finished reading We Were Liars by E Lockhart. Look out for the book review later in December.

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