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Have a browse of our news articles about the latest developments in the book publishing industry, handy hints on publishing your own book and updates from the CompletelyNovel team.
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?
published on 2017-03-09
This year the London Book Fair is on from 14th -16th March. How can you make the best use of your time when you’re there? We give you our top ten tips for a great day out.
published on 2017-03-07
It’s International Women’s Day today, and so, as well as celebrating the magnificence of women in general, we shine the spotlight on wonderful women writers. We also look at whether women’s writing is valued as highly as men’s.
published on 2017-03-02
During Lent, some people give up alcohol, whilst others renounce chocolate in anticipation of the Easter egg extravaganza. But if you’re thinking about something else to cut out of your life, removing unnecessary words from your writing can be an easy way to make your prose stronger. Use the ‘find’ function in Word to locate them in your own writing, and delete when appropriate.
published on 2017-02-28
Today’s Shrove Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras and carnival time. It’s your last opportunity to eat pancakes until… the next time you eat pancakes. Are you giving up anything for Lent? Alcohol? Chocolate? Brussel Sprouts? Because of course, everyone knows it’s best to give up something you don’t really like anyway. Here are some quotations about everything connected with this Lenten season.