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published on 2018-10-01
It’s the start of October, and as the nights draw in, it’s an ideal time to start planning a fresh new book project. You’ve got a whole month before NaNoWriMo starts, where you can blast ahead and get the bulk of your story written in double quick time. So why not get ahead of the game and properly plan the whole thing?
published on 2018-09-12
A time of harvest, Indian summers and golden light, as well as the start of chilly mornings and falling leaves, September has inspired writers and artists throughout the centuries. It’s also the start of a new academic year, and an opportunity to start over again with your writing goals.
published on 2018-09-06
The kids are back to school, students are starting university soon, and it’s time to get back to your writing desk. We’ve gathered together a collection of 13 competitions to see you up to the beginning of November. For some reason 31st October seems to be a particularly popular date for deadlines – no pun intended – but don’t let that scare you off.
published on 2018-08-16
If you’re writing a murder mystery or thriller, then the cover needs to be instantly recognisable for that genre. Read our quick guide to discover how to create a ‘thrilling’ cover for your self-published book with CompletelyNovel.
published on 2018-08-13
Crime fiction is the best selling genre in the world – so if you’re thinking about writing a cosy murder mystery, Scandi-noir or anything in between, take a look at these interesting quotations from some of the best crime writers of all time.
published on 2018-07-30
The holidays are a great time to get children reading at home – with reading challenges and lots of places to visit that can spark their imaginations.
published on 2018-07-09
It’s England’s all important semi-final against Croatia tonight, and whether the team win or lose, here are some books about football to get you in the World Cup mood.
published on 2018-06-05
It's summertime, and all around flowers are bursting into bloom. At a time when foliage seems to be taking over, (including those all too bountiful weeds) we take a look at a different kind of 'folio' or leaf - those to be found in books.
published on 2018-05-24
It was the Hay Festival last week, at the original book town, Hay-on-Wye. Even though the festival is finished, it’s still a lovely place for bookworms to visit at any time of the year. But if you’d like to take a bookshop tour of the world, there are book towns all over the globe.