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  • 10 Must-See Places for Book Lovers by Jessica Barrah

    10 Must-See Places for Book Lovers by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-10-14

    Entering an author’s home is entering their world – an insight into their way of life, their tastes and personality. Breathing in the literary air in these houses may even inspire you in your own writing endeavours! Here are our suggestions for a variety of places to visit.

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  • How to Celebrate National Poetry Day - With 6 Fantastic Resources by Jessica Barrah

    How to Celebrate National Poetry Day - With 6 Fantastic Resources by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-10-06

    It’s National Poetry Day today in the UK – a great time to remind you that poems are not just for weddings and funerals, but for every day! In our time squeezed culture, poems are perfect little packages you can read in one go, making you think a little differently, and perhaps a little deeper. Here are 6 resources to help you discover more about both reading and writing poetry.

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  • 10 Writing Competitions for the Autumn by Jessica Barrah

    10 Writing Competitions for the Autumn by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-09-23

    Now it’s officially Autumn, it’s time for our new season’s round up of writing competitions. All these competitions have deadlines before the New Year. There’s a good mix of contests here, for novels, short stories and poems – so hopefully something for everyone.

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  • 12 Lovely Quotations About Autumn by Jessica Barrah

    12 Lovely Quotations About Autumn by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-09-19

    The equinox at the end of this week marks the official start of a new season – so bid a fond farewell to Summer, and welcome Autumn. Brightly coloured leaves, the first frosts, and harvest time… Autumn has been an inspiration to many writers throughout history. Here are twelve quotations to inspire you as the days get shorter, and cosy nights reading by the fire await you.

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  •  Turn It Upside Down -  How to Trick Yourself Into Publishing Your Book by Jessica Barrah

    Turn It Upside Down - How to Trick Yourself Into Publishing Your Book by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-09-15

    Self-publishing your book can seem a huge mountain to climb. Some people are natural mountain climbers. They’re self-motivated, well organised and efficient – and when they say they’re going to get their book published by Christmas, you wouldn’t bet against them. More often, writers start off full of energy and good intentions, but run out of steam and give up. Here are some ideas to you get to the summit.

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  • Back to School: 6 Ways To Reboot Your Writing  by Jessica Barrah

    Back to School: 6 Ways To Reboot Your Writing by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-08-30

    Autumn Term – start of a new school year, and a great time for setting new goals. Yes, you can finish that book that’s been hanging around for too long – and yes you will publish it! Turn over a new leaf, and put some strategies into place to keep you on schedule.

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  • 15 Olympic Books to Inspire by Jessica Barrah

    15 Olympic Books to Inspire by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-08-08

    Olympic fever is well and truly here! Whether or not you’re interested in sports, the Olympics always spotlight stories of sacrifice, determination and success against the odds, which can inspire your efforts in your own ‘field’. Here are an assortment of books related to Olympic sports to get you in the mood for the rest of the games.

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  • Changes to print prices 2016 - FAQ by Sarah Juckes

    Changes to print prices 2016 - FAQ by Sarah Juckes

    published on 2016-08-01

    In this article, we answer some of your frequently asked questions regarding recent printer and distributor price changes, including why prices are increasing, what it means for your book and what your options are.

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  • 5 Questions for Ben Cameron - Publicity and Marketing by Jessica Barrah

    5 Questions for Ben Cameron - Publicity and Marketing by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-07-25

    At CompletelyNovel our authors are in charge of all aspects of their publishing journey. However, that doesn’t mean to say that you need to go it alone. You might want professionals to help make your book as successful as it can be – from editing to cover design and publicity. We chat to Ben Cameron to find out about the services for authors his publicity and marketing company can offer.

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  • 10 Summer Holiday Books by Jessica Barrah

    10 Summer Holiday Books by Jessica Barrah

    published on 2016-07-12

    Summer holiday season is looming – is your reading-list ready? Holiday reads can be anything you like: page turning trashy romances and grisly murders, a story set in the country you are visiting – or one of those prize winners you’ve been meaning to read for ages. From summer holiday freedom for kids, to simmering sexual tension, here are 10 books about the long summer holidays themselves.

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