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published on 2017-12-13
Are you one of those ultra-organised people who have finished their gift buying by mid September? Or more of a ‘last minute panic’ person, desperately rushing around the high street on Christmas Eve? We have gathered together some quotations about Christmas presents, to get more of a literary perspective. It’s good to know that in Mafia circles, nothing says ‘Christmas’ like ‘not murdering each other’.
published on 2017-11-15
It’s easy to start a novel – but harder to keep going and actually finish it. We give some top tips for keeping going.
published on 2017-11-14
CompletelyNovel Author Stephanie Richmond has just published her third novel After the Light, After the Love with us. Here, she shares her experiences, and gives some great tips for other authors who are interested in self-publishing their work.
published on 2017-10-30
It’s Halloween, and we’ve gathered together some scarily good quotations about witches, wizards, zombies, ghosts and evil spirits. Be afraid. Be very afraid…
published on 2017-10-09
Last week we published a list of writing competitions with deadlines up to 31st October, and today we’re sharing the second part of our collection. There are thirteen competitions gathered together here – hopefully lucky for some!
published on 2017-10-06
There are so many writing competitions this autumn – and a particularly large crop of poetry contests – that we’ve split this article into two. Part One has competitions with deadlines just up to the end of October. Part Two, coming next week, will list competitions up to the end of this year.
published on 2017-09-28
Over the years we’ve written lots of articles about marketing your book – so instead of saying the same things over again, we’ve gathered together the advice into a big marketing round-up.
published on 2017-09-04
September is a great time to start a new writing project. At the start of the new term, why not give yourself something to aim for with a deadline – you’ve got two weeks to go, and hopefully you may have some short stories or poems just waiting to be polished up and sent off.
published on 2017-09-04
It’s back to school time this week – and universities will be starting up soon. Education can continue all through your life, so get inspired by these quotations from famous writers and thinkers. Or just quote them relentlessly at your children when they moan about school.
published on 2017-08-17
It’s over halfway through the school summer holidays – and it may be difficult to come up with new and exciting ideas to keep your little dears happy and entertained. Even if your offspring aren’t fans of children’s literary classics, these books can still be the inspiration for some summer holiday activities. Or maybe they can just read watch the film adaptations.