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Fifty Shades of The Artists’ and Writers’ Year Book

Every emerging writer is familiar with the Artists’ and Writers Yearbook. It holds dreams within its red and yellow covers and this week the 2014 Yearbook was launched Alongside lists … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Devil Reads Prada

Originally posted on Colleen Anderson:
This is a tarot card, but maybe the devil is saying, if you don’t wear Prada, you wear nothing. You know the movie, the one…

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers How to be part of Web History

The Wayback Machine is an historical archive of preserved web pages going back to 1996 (which in internet terms must be The Dark Ages). Type in an URL and it … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

International fiction and non fiction writing competition — open to self published authors

Just heard about the Santa Fe Writers Project. Excuse me while I pause for a moment to savour those words. Santa Fe. Isn’t that the sound of the thundering herd? … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Words for Your Wall – limited edition prints from Independent Book Shops

These A4 posters are only available from independent bookshops. They are five of them altogether commissioned by the Alliance of Publishers. The others are The Etymologicon (Mark Forsyth),  The Wild … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

What place sets your heart on fire? International poetry competition

Holland Park Press Ltd publishes literary fiction and poetry, placing special emphasis on bringing the work of Dutch authors to the English language market. This year they are running a … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Did you know 80,000 novels are written every day…140 characters at a time

Over 400 million tweets are sent every day – that’s the equivalent of over 80,000 novels. Source Intel photo credit: Vainsang via photopin cc

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

A book trailer you will never forget

Picador have gone to a lot of trouble to promote Lottie Moggach’s debut novel Kiss Me First in the hope that it will become this summer’s bestseller. They got the … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Craft Fair at the Friends Centre – Brighton’s Independent Adult Education Service Thursday July 11th from 1pm to 7pm

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: Magic for grown ups

photo credit: Iguana Jo via photopin cc Magic Realism is a literary genre where extraordinary and magical things happen but – and this is probably the defining quality – the … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment