for writers and readers….

Win a writing competition that offers a complete publishing package as first prize

Writing Magazine has teamed up with and Authoright to offer their competition winner a complete publishing package, including marketing and PR They are looking for a previously unpublished novel … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Do we hate short stories in the UK?

You would be forgiven for thinking that’s true because very, very few collections are published by British publishers. But hold, I hear you say: I like reading short stories…(you did … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 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

News about writerly things delivered to your inbox every day – Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

GALLEYCAT covers everything a writer or a reader might be remotely interested in: there’s publishing news with an American slant but with a decent international perspective, writers resources which at … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

8 reasons why you should start tweeting or come back if you’ve stopped

This is based on a post I wrote back in 2010 and I think it still holds true. If Facebook is about renewing and making contacts, Twitter is about information … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 10 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Stephen Fry on ebooks

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators. STEPHEN FRY photo credit: swisscan via photopin cc

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a selection of some of the best from last year

Here’s a small sample of the websites and online resources I discovered in 2013. They demonstrate what a generous lot writers are – here are places you can learn your … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Want to be published by Christmas?

First you have to submit a segment of a steamy romance, but you don’t have to stay awake at night worrying about  the plot. The people at Hot Key Books … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

First official UK ebook chart

If you’ve ever wondered how ebook sales compare with ‘real’ books The Bookseller – a London based magazine for the book trade that’s been going since Dickens was in his … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers GETTING FEEDBACK

A couple of years ago, a very talented student complained after class that it was hard to find anyone to give feedback on her writing. She wasn’t having a pop … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Writers going it alone together — a look at three publishing houses finding a third way in publishing

I was intrigued by a recent  article in The Guardian about the launch of Notting Hill Press, a new co-operative set up by a small group of authors who have … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

CREATIVE NONFICTION…Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

Brevity is a free online quarterly journal for creative non fiction, and I love it for the quality of its writing. All articles and essays are 750 words or less … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — How to judge a book READ PAGE 99

Open the book to page ninety nine, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.                        ` FORD MADDOX FORD This is a website based on the premise … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 3 Comments