published on 2020-04-23
Summer is coming, and although we’re mostly staying at home over what would normally be the book festival season, there are lots of competitions to keep you busy over the next weeks and months.
published on 2020-04-23
Home has become even more important than ever in the last month – a place of safety to the lucky majority who have a home to go to, a workplace, gym, cinema, pub, playground…even if it sometimes can feel like a kind of prison with soft furnishings. Here are some quotations to make you think about your home – both the physical place and the spiritual concept.
published on 2020-03-31
Are you alone at home, or feeling crowded out by the people in your house? There’s obviously a big difference between being alone and loneliness, and authors have quite often relished the opportunity to be isolated. Whatever your situation, we hope that both writing and reading books can help you escape into another world when you need to.
published on 2020-03-18
Writing a diary can be a very therapeutic activity in times of anxiety – and we are certainly living through ‘interesting’ and unusual times. We’ve gathered some quotations together to inspire you to start your own diary – whether you’ve have thoughts of future publication, or whether strictly for your eyes only.
published on 2020-03-02
Thinking of spring cleaning? Don’t bother. Leave the cobwebs where they are, and instead dust off those short stories and poems languishing in drawers – or in your hard drive. It’s competition time!
published on 2020-02-13
Leaving aside Mills and Boon, we could probably all think of eight traditionally ‘romantic’ books, with brooding heroes like Mr Darcy, Mr Rochester and Heathcliff. But for a change, here are some rather more quirky books about love, with no Byronic posturing in sight.
published on 2020-01-21
We’ve gathered together some useful tips from the writing routines of some of the most successful authors in the world – but perhaps the biggest clue to their success is the word ‘routine’ itself?
published on 2019-12-30
On the cusp of the New Year we bring you a new set of writing competitions, with deadlines up to the start of March. Why not make a resolution to enter a writing competition in 2020?
published on 2019-12-18
It’s not only the ‘most wonderful time’ it’s also the craftiest time of the year! Bring out your glue stick, double sided sticky tape and scissors. It’s time to go crackers…