published on 2009-04-24
Alan Baker’s chilling tale of strange and inexplicable events on a remote Scottish island is generating lots of heat and plenty of enthusiastic – and terrified – reviews. The author of The Lighthouse Keeper talks to CompletelyNovel about cosmic horror, his next project, and why the oceans have always made mankind shudder.
published on 2009-04-23
We’ve linked CompletelyNovel to twitter. Add your twitter account and start tweeting what you’re reading and discussing. This is a great way for writers to get the word out about their book. Get everyone you know to join, add a twitter account and talk about your book and everyone will know about it! Happy tweeting!
published on 2009-04-16
Everyone is all over twitter so now you can do the same inside CompletelyNovel. Following something is a great way to keep up to date with everything you’re interested in. To follow something just go to the page you want to receive news about and click ‘start following’ at the top. You can manage your follows by clicking ‘edit profile’ and then click the ‘follows’ tab.
published on 2009-04-07
Anna from CompletelyNovel.com and Kirsty, former English Lit student and book enthusiast, rapidly review Alan Bennett’s ‘The Uncommon Reader’. This short but very entertaining novel tells the story of what happens when the Queen of England enters the realms of reading for pleasure and the effect it has on the rest of the royal household. A gentle satire that will chime with anyone who has found themselves putting the rest of their life on hold…just so they can get to the last page! Anna and Kirsty also include some great tips on how to read ‘on the sly’.
published on 2009-03-26
It’s never easy to deal with rejection, but Amanda Leduc, a writer, shares some thoughts on how to make it less painful. Though the ‘Marvellous Skin Thickening Cream’ her aunt gave her didn’t prevent those rejections rocking up to her door, it has let her look on her experiences and laugh (or at least try to!)
published on 2009-03-25
Anna and George, CompletelyNovel’s reviewing (and running) enthusiasts take a look at Haruki Murakami’s book ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’. Dressed up for the task, they share their thoughts and suggest ways that any writers might like to go ‘beyond the book’. Have your rum at the ready!
Excellent article, Kat, about what must surely be one of the most outstanding pieces of new writi…
Thank you so much, Kat, for your excellent article on The Lighthouse Keeper. And thank you, Eliza…
Yep – definitely looking forward to the next novel too!
As Alan seems to modest to point it out, I’d like to let everyone know that he’s uploaded more of…