published on 2008-11-12
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and recently long-listed for the 2009 World Book Day Campaign, Books to Talk About, Sade Adeniran has had an admirable start to her writing career. Even more impressive when you find out that her debut novel ‘Imagine This’ was self-published. Sade tells us why she believes that just because you get a rejection letter, it doesn’t mean your work isn’t good, it just means it hasn’t found the right home.
published on 2008-10-28
Go to ‘Profile’ then click ‘Edit your Profile’ below your profile picture. You can then choose one of our specially designed avatars to represent you on the website. Courtesy of Natalia Aldana, these CompletelyNovellors (as we like to affectionately call them) can be alternatives to uploading a photo of yourself. Enjoy!
published on 2008-10-27
As an investment banker turned writer, Polly Courtney is way ahead of all those current City workers pondering if their memoirs could supplement the lesser bonuses they will be receiving this year. In 2006 Polly wrote Golden Handcuffs, a novel based on her experience of the city. She then decided to take the plunge and self- publish both Golden Handcuffs and her second novel, Poles Apart. Now, with a three-book deal with HarperCollins under her belt Polly talks about her journey to the editor’s desk and why she thinks the publishing industry is in need of a service like CompletelyNovel.
published on 2008-10-17
Daphne Kapsali offers a brief look at creative writing in academia, based on her own experiences, and suggests what writers may hope to gain from a degree in the discipline.
published on 2008-10-07
National Novel Writing Month is nearly upon us. If you haven’t heard of it, the challenge it to write a novel in just one month. As the NaNoWriMo folks say, ‘Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap.’ But then they go on to explain why that might not be such a bad thing…
published on 2008-10-06
So maybe you’ve made the decision that eBooks might be for you and it’s something you can get into, but what device should you spend your hard earned cash on? Robert Sullivan takes a closer look at the multifunctional and single use devices available.
published on 2008-10-06
We have made some big changes to the Share and Publish tab so you can now go all the way through the publishing process and sell paperback copies of your books online. Everyone now has an online account so they can buy and sell books online. There are also some nice little updates to the design of the site that should help you to make the most out of the tools there. As ever, let us know if you have any suggestions…
published on 2008-09-23
If you love lists, it’s time to start making them! Visit your My Library section under the My CN tab to create a new list of books you have read 10 times, ideal holiday reads, childhood favourites…or whatever you like! We will be featuring some of our favourite lists on the Books page.
Oh, I don’t know. I’m currently toying with the idea of doing an MA in Social Anthropology, just …
Never mind trying to explain an academic degree in creative writing. I’m still plagued by older …
I’m sure you’d be a great newsreader Chloe! It’s all a lot simpler when you do a Law degree…unt…
I am doing that!
I don’t really think it would be a lot of crap. I’ve tried it and one tutor of mine described it …