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published on 2018-01-30
It’s Valentine’s Day next week, so here are some quotations from famous authors and thinkers – to inspire a deeper love, to make you think of love in a different way, or even to write on a banner to fly behind the plane you’ve hired as a Valentine’s surprise. Or just in a card, according to your budget.
published on 2018-01-30
Writing competitions can be very motivating – there are usually guidelines and word counts, deadlines to help you finish, and a prize to inspire you. So why not have a go, and write your way to success before Easter?
published on 2018-01-10
It’s cold outside, the nights are still long, everyone’s stopped drinking and purses are empty after Christmas excesses. Depressing? Well the good news is, there’s no better time to stay in and write your entries for these 10 fantastic writing competitions, all with deadlines up to 14th February.
published on 2017-12-13
Are you one of those ultra-organised people who have finished their gift buying by mid September? Or more of a ‘last minute panic’ person, desperately rushing around the high street on Christmas Eve? We have gathered together some quotations about Christmas presents, to get more of a literary perspective. It’s good to know that in Mafia circles, nothing says ‘Christmas’ like ‘not murdering each other’.
published on 2017-11-15
It’s easy to start a novel – but harder to keep going and actually finish it. We give some top tips for keeping going.
published on 2017-11-14
CompletelyNovel Author Stephanie Richmond has just published her third novel After the Light, After the Love with us. Here, she shares her experiences, and gives some great tips for other authors who are interested in self-publishing their work.
published on 2017-10-30
It’s Halloween, and we’ve gathered together some scarily good quotations about witches, wizards, zombies, ghosts and evil spirits. Be afraid. Be very afraid…
published on 2017-10-09
Last week we published a list of writing competitions with deadlines up to 31st October, and today we’re sharing the second part of our collection. There are thirteen competitions gathered together here – hopefully lucky for some!
published on 2017-10-06
There are so many writing competitions this autumn – and a particularly large crop of poetry contests – that we’ve split this article into two. Part One has competitions with deadlines just up to the end of October. Part Two, coming next week, will list competitions up to the end of this year.