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published on 2017-06-20
The heatwave in the UK may be coming to a thunderous end – but we can still enjoy reading about hot weather in literature.
published on 2017-06-05
Summertime is (supposedly) finally here! The longest day of the year is coming up, and apart from a few torrential downpours and gale force winds, we’re enjoying warmer sunnier days. Here are some of the nicest quotations about the summertime from an array of famous authors.
published on 2017-05-23
Author Moira Bennett is the definition of a later bloomer – having started her career in the arts in her fifties, and commenced writing books in her late eighties. Moira talked to us about her writing career, and gave us her top tips for writing success.
published on 2017-05-11
CompletelyNovel Author Ken Parker has come to writing in later life – he’s publishing his second book just before his eighty-ninth birthday. An inspiration to older writers everywhere, Ken explains how he decided to self-publish his books.
published on 2017-05-09
It’s never too late to be a late bloomer in the writing world – and in fact it can be a unique selling point. So pick up your pen (or your laptop) and give it a go! We’ve gathered some inspirational quotations from authors about writing later in life.
published on 2017-04-27
Warm white wine in plastic cups, marquees and malfunctioning microphones – yes it’s book festival season again! We’ve rounded up ten of the best from around the world, but do check out book festivals in your own area, and see if they have any spots for self-published local authors. You could be the one on stage, with people queuing to get their book signed.
published on 2017-04-10
Eggs – the source of life, protein, and essential for cakes and meringues. Or made out of chocolate and delivered by a bunny. This Easter, we’ve collected twelve quotations from authors (and a chef) about eggs – plus one more for those who are not egg-cited by oeufs.
published on 2017-03-28
It’s Spring! Time to throw open the windows and clean out the cobwebs – not just from your house but from your writing. We give you some tips for tidying up, or even turning over a new leaf for the new season.
published on 2017-03-27
Forget about cleaning your house this Spring – just dust off those old manuscripts and sort out your computer files. There could be a masterpiece just waiting to be tweaked to fit the competition guidelines. Or write something completely new and completely fantastic! What could be more motivational than a competition deadline?