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  •  by Amanda Leduc

    by Amanda Leduc

    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?

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    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!

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  •  by Kat Matfield

    by Kat Matfield

    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.

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  • 3000 words and counting by Amanda Leduc

    3000 words and counting by Amanda Leduc

    published on 2009-08-24

    There’s nothing an author hates — and loves — more than a deadline. Will Amanda Leduc make hers? Or will she remain in Procrastination Land forever? Tune in to find out …

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    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!

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  • CompletelyNovel Writer at the Edinburgh Book Festival Today by Anna Lewis

    CompletelyNovel Writer at the Edinburgh Book Festival Today by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-08-21

    We’re really pleased to hear that Amanda Leduc, one of CompetelyNovel’s earliest adopters is getting out and about with her book, Instructions for an Inexperienced Lover. Based in Edinburgh herself, Amanda is going to be appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival bookshop tebt at 4pm today, reading a section from her book so if you are in the area, pop along and give her a wave!

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  •  by Laura Wake

    by Laura Wake

    published on 2009-08-14

    If you don’t know your Orange prize from your Orwell Prize, help is at hand. XXX explores the top literary prizes for fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, and asks how important book prizes really are.

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-08-03

    It’s a Twinterview with NJ Cooper, the author of No Escape and many other fantastic works of crime fiction! We hear about what drives N.J. Cooper to write about the criminal underworld, what it’s like to spend a night in a prison, and why a healthy liver is an essential item if you are heading to a writer’s festival.

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  •  by Ben Fowler

    by Ben Fowler

    published on 2009-07-30

    For connoisseurs of crime, there is only one unmissable summer event: the Theakstons Old Peculier Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. Ben Fowler reports on four days of shifty suspects, hard-nosed cops, fiendish mysteries, denouements in the library and other gory endings.

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  •  by Ben Fowler

    by Ben Fowler

    published on 2009-07-22

    On Saturday 4th July, London-based literature organisation Spread The Word and independent bookshop, Foyles hosted

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