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published on 2013-03-07
Some of the nation’s favourite books have been those that weave historical events and characters into a narrative which goes beyond that which academics can truly verify, but seem to capture the truth of a story more vividly than facts can do by themselves. Author C.A. Hope has done just this in her historical novel ‘New Lanark – Spinning New Lives’. We’re delighted that CompletelyNovel has played a part in making this important book available to the world. Released on March 1st this novel brings alive the human story behind the New Lanark Mills made famous by social reformer Robert Owen.
published on 2013-02-22
Here at CompletelyNovel HQ we have just read Mary Hamer’s award-winning novel Kipling & Trix, published by Aurora Metro Books. It’s a fascinating read about the lives of Rudyard Kipling and his talented but little-known sister Trix. What particularly intrigued us was how she managed to write such a convincing fictionalised account of the lives of these two extraordinary historical characters. We were therefore delighted that she agreed to be interviewed and share her experiences of writing her first work of fiction.
published on 2012-10-29
National Novel Writing Month 2012 might be just the boost you need to help you on your way to writing your book. NaNoWriMo is an annual novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world. The idea is to begin writing on 1 November and the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59:59 on 30 November. Yes that’s 30 days to write 50,000 words. That’s a lot of words…
published on 2012-09-23
Many describe the writing process as a journey, but Susie Wheeldon’s story took her quite literally 13,500 miles around the globe…on a bike! She set off on the journey with her friend to promote solar power. Susie gives her six tips on marketing, and how she got people to sit up and take notice when she published a book about her adventures.
published on 2012-05-28
BookMachine asked CompletelyNovel’s Anna to write something for their blog about self-publishing. These are some of her thoughts on how to produce a professional product and minimise the stress levels as you self-publish.
published on 2012-05-08
Last year I was awarded a Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant with the aim of making CompletelyNovel more accessibile to younger people. Here’s what came out of it!
published on 2012-04-05
Flash Fiction Day are publishing their anthology with CompletelyNovel and you have until midnight on 10 April to submit your entry.
published on 2012-03-28
Starting a blog can come with all the potential pitfalls of starting a diary or signing up to the gym: you begin the year with the best of intentions, but then you lapse and wonder how you’re going to keep it up. Being clear on your aim, and thinking about your author brand are just two of the things that can make all the difference when it comes to blossoming as a blogger.
published on 2011-11-22
CompletelyNovel’s Anna and Oli are thrilled to be joining the debate at City University London and BookMachine’s conference Publishing Now: The Golden Age of Innovation, being held in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December. As a self-publishing author, it’s always a good plan to stay on top of the latest developments in the industry to figure out where you can fit in. So why not put off the Christmas shopping for a bit longer and head along? Read on to find out more….