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.
published on 2019-01-28
It’s getting pretty chilly outside – ideal weather to stay in and read a book. So why not get cosy, and read one of these ‘winter’ inspired book choices?
published on 2019-01-06
It’s seven days into the New Year, so by now you should all be into your new routine, whatever that may be. Writing 1000 words before you get out of bed, going vegan, hitting the gym… or have you given up already? Here are some quotations about resolutions – either to inspire you, or put you off completely.
published on 2019-01-02
Here’s the first batch of writing competitions for the New Year. All these competitions have deadlines in the first few months of the year – a great motivation to turn off the TV, get writing, and hopefully win big!
published on 2018-12-24
It's Christmaaaaaassssss! Here are five fantastic Christmas short stories you can read online, instead of scrolling through depressing news items or the latest celebrity gossip. Maybe they'll inspire you to write one yourself? We'll be sharing new writing competition listings in the New Year if so - and see the link at the bottom of the page for competitions you can enter in the next week should you have one ready to go. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Writerly New Year.
published on 2018-12-10
Writing can be a complicated business – with so many ideas, plans and different drafts to keep organised. But these no longer need to be a jumble of papers, or even a list of confusingly labelled files. Guest blogger Kristin Savage outlines five ways technology can help you take control.
published on 2018-11-28
“All I want for Christmas” has been on repeat in the shops since September – and all you want for Christmas is a little peace and quiet. As the season of advent approaches with its cash tills jingling all the way, we gather together some rather downbeat quotations about Christmas, just for once.
published on 2018-11-26
Writing your novel is only the start of your journey to become a published author. On this one-day, intensive masterclass you will learn how to best to navigate your way – and the different routes you can choose. With Anna Lewis of CompletelyNovel on the panel, how can you afford to miss it?
published on 2018-11-05
The days are getting shorter, so why not stay inside all cosy, polish up some stories or poems to enter some competitions – all with deadlines before New Year.