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Make Crime Pay – leading literary agent is looking for new crime novelists

AM Heath is one of the UK’s major literary agents. It won’t be long before they are celebrating their 100th birthday and they have a very impressive author list. For … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

All Good Books are Alike…Ernest Hemingway Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 12 Comments

Can you write a nice cup of tea? Brighton flash fiction competition

Crossing The Teas is a Brighton based Oral History and Photographic Exhibition exploring different cultural practices around the shared custom of drinking tea. The project is a chance for local … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Does this novel have the best feel-good title?

French writer Agnes Martin-Lugand self-published her first novel in December 2013. People started reading it. And then more people and pretty soon it was at the top of the French … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dust motes dancing in the air? Enough already. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

How many stories can begin with some type of light bursting forth through a hunk of glass? Apparently there is no limit. At least 15% of stories contain some type … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

A free dating service for Doctor Who fans

Who’s your favourite Doctor Who? (For me it has to be Tom Baker, although David Tennent comes a close second). That’s the kind of essential information a new dating service … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 8 Comments

Want to be a travel writer?

Rough Guides are on the lookout for talented new authors for their online features section and have teamed up with Journeys are made @ gapyear.com to run a writing competition as … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 11 Comments

Burn down the house – Ray Bradbury Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

This afternoon, burn down the house. Tomorrow, pour critical water upon the simmering coals. Time enough to think and cut and rewrite tomorrow. But today-explode-fly-apart-disintegrate! The other six or seven … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Five Fascinating Facts about Black Beauty

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
Fun facts about Black Beauty and the novel’s author, Anna Sewell 1. Anna Sewell’s novel Black Beauty is one of the biggest-selling novels of all time. Published…

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

When we buy ebooks and When it has to be print…

At Nielsen Book’s annual conference (Nielsen are the people who count books worldwide) it was reported that many readers in Britain and the US buy both print and digital books … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

What women writers are expected to do…quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

It is well known that a woman can be in two places at once, at her desk and her washing machine… Sylvia Townsend Warner photo credit: Socks via photopin (license)

April 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Roll Up! Roll up! Creative Writing Newsletter out today

 I will be sending out edition number four of my creative writing newsletter later today. It will contain details of submission and competition opportunities that haven’t yet appeared on this … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

7 Literary One Hit Wonders

Originally posted on Guy Portman's Blog:
This week sees the latest instalment in my famous author series. Last week’s post, 7 Famous Authors Who Died Poor, proved to be…

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

There are a lot of myths about writing, says Sci Fi writer David Brin – ignore them all. Quotes for Writers (and for people who like quotes)

The romance surrounding the writing profession carries several myths: that one must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright; … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment
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