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Blogging for stats

Everybody loves being successful. I mean, why not! The feeling of knowing that you're doing something right is great. Let's apply this to blogging. I started my blog back last March as a way to get through all of the books that I was reading as part of my work at the bookshop. All those… Continue reading Blogging for stats

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Discussion: what makes a perfect fantasy novel?

So I've seen quite a lot of 'discussion' related blog posts on people's blogs recently and thought I might be exciting and adventurous and try my own. The subject? My favourite genre: fantasy. Woop! Who doesn't love a little bit of fantasy? I've lost count of how many fantasy books I've read (alongside others, of… Continue reading Discussion: what makes a perfect fantasy novel?

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Unleash your inner fan with these great Twitter book chats

I have a confession: I'm an avid Twitterer. Since I discovered it last year, it's been an amazing resource, letting me spread my bookish thoughts around the Internet- and, more importantly, helping me to connect with people who also love reading. Sometimes, if I'm lucky, I'll even come across a book chat. Usually hosted by… Continue reading Unleash your inner fan with these great Twitter book chats

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The most prestigious literary prizes of 2018

The publishing world is full of competition. Whether you’re a new author or somebody who’s an old hat in the world of books, writing a novel you know will knock others out of the park is a fantastic feeling, especially when it's on the heels of a hot writing streak. But if you’re an established… Continue reading The most prestigious literary prizes of 2018

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Feeling competitive? Here’s a list of 2018’s hottest upcoming writing competitions for debut authors

New Year, new you: and perhaps, for some people, that new you involves writing a new barnstorming novel. It’s all planned, it might even be about to be published- but has it been entered for any awards? Though many of fiction’s most prestigious awards are a closed circle- where the books are submitted by publishers… Continue reading Feeling competitive? Here’s a list of 2018’s hottest upcoming writing competitions for debut authors