published on 2019-06-18
In the northern hemisphere we’re just past the longest day – but how hours of writing does it take to write a novel? For these ten famous authors, not as long as you might imagine.
published on 2019-05-27
Picnics can be wonderful things especially if you are one of the Famous Five and have brought along lashings of ginger beer. However, many writers, as you can see from the quotations below, can have a rather more jaded view of picnics than Enid Blyton…
published on 2019-05-27
It’s getting close to the mid-point of the year, and if you haven’t achieved all of your writing goals as yet in 2019, entering a competition can be a great way to get inspired, write something new to a deadline, or polish up something you’ve previously worked on and abandoned.
published on 2019-04-09
Whatever your thoughts about religion, it’s certainly a very chocolate-y time of year. And if you’ve given it up for Lent, then it’s not that long to go until you can indulge again. We hope you enjoy these calorie-free literary chocolate treats!
published on 2019-04-04
It’s Spring, and hopefully you’re full of energy, bounding around like a frisky hare, and raring to get going on your entries for these new writing competitions.
published on 2019-03-07
Writing a novel is a lengthy process, and many people give up after a few chapters. But these tips from guest blogger Freddie Tubbs can help you make it to the finish line.
published on 2019-03-04
It’s World Book Day tomorrow, and to celebrate we’ve gathered together twelve inspirational quotations from children’s books, some classics, some more modern.
published on 2019-02-18
The process of developing your manuscript from the initial idea into a fully-fledged book is a long and laborious journey that can take many months, or even years. But you need to put as much effort into marketing your book as you did writing it. This article from guest blogger, Joel S. Syder will help you avoid the ten most common marketing mistakes made by self-publishing authors.
published on 2019-02-11
Valentine’s Day is looming, but if you’re out of love with glittery hearts, flowers and tacky plush toys then 14th February is also International Book Giving Day. What better day to give a book you love to someone you love (or at least like)? Here are ten quotations celebrating that most wonderful thing, a love of books.
published on 2019-01-31
A killer plot twist can really make your story something special, and cause your readers to re-evaluate everything that’s gone before it. Writing the perfect plot twist requires time, planning – and it may take many attempts until you finally master it. Guest blogger Pauline Ferris explains how to do it with style.