published on 2009-09-25
Literary reviews are an excellent way to discover what readers, writers and critics think of an author and their work. Typically a small synopsis full of tantalizing hints, a review can help a reader choose in which book to invest their time, energy and money.
published on 2009-09-24
In collaboration with if:book, The Society of Young Publishers and Spread the Word, CompletelyNovel.com is launching The 24 Hour Book, a groundbreaking project to challenge a group of writers to write a new story about London in just 24 hours. The book will be written by a group of experienced writers working together using online collaboration tools around the clock between 10am on Saturday 3 October and 10am on Sunday 4 October. On the Sunday, a group of volunteer editors and publishers will move in to make the story ready for publication…and print-on-demand copies will be ready on the Monday! Visit the 24hr Book homepage for more information.
published on 2009-09-15
You may have noticed some changes to the website including the names of the Tabs along the top. It’s all been done with a view to making it easier for you to find what you want and highlight the best content. We’ve also made some improvements to our book publishing system to prepare us for global domination… Here’s a quick guide to what we’ve spruced up…and why!
published on 2009-09-07
Many writers will have got to a stage with their work where they find themselves saturated with the sight of it. It can become really difficult to identify what’s working and what’s not. You may have friends and family who will diligently read your manuscript for you, but it’s hard to know whether they can give you an unbiased opinion. With lots of tools on CompletelyNovel and a 10% discount on professional services, help is at hand…
published on 2009-09-04
The 3 Day Novel Contest approaches! Will Amanda survive with only a pen and a computer and five million cups of coffee to keep her company?
published on 2009-09-02
Fancy having your work sliced, diced and examined? Not for the faint-hearted, the Butcher’s Shop is an innovative forum of experimentation and exploration revolving around the written word and the art of editing. From 7-9pm on Thursday September 10th, The Old Operating Theatre near London Bridge will be taken over by the editors from BAD IDEA and will also feature Cory Doctorow and Gwyneth Jones amongst others!
published on 2009-09-01
It is said that the best stories have an element of truth in them. It’s certainly accurate in the case of The Smuggler’s Caves, a Completely Novel drawing on the real history of smuggling, which is picking up a lot of heat on the site and around Hastings, where the story is set.
published on 2009-08-24
We had heard about a festival going on in deepest, darkest Devon and started asking ourselves, "Why spend a weekend at the Ways with Words Festival? " (being careful not to choke on our own tongues whilst saying it). Maybe you’re looking for another literary festivals to tick off your list? Or perhaps you haven’t ventured out to any lit-fests yet? Either way, have a look at the video to see what Ways with Words is all about and see if it looks like your cup of tea – actually, they did have very nice tearooms!
Yes..contest sounds like quite a challenge! I think I like the sound of it more than NaNoWriMo (w…
what is the contest? pardon me i am new!
Who would you like them to include? More enjoyable to whom?
It seemed that the vast majority of the audience were over 40 and middle class – there didn’t see…
Having a diverse audience can only be a good thing. As one of the organisers of WWW, we’d love t…