Category Archive: Writing

Apr 19

The Business of Books: Passion For Publishing

This week I’m genuinely excited to welcome Karen Sullivan, the powerhouse behind the most talked-about independent publisher in the UK   1)   What is your book related job or business? I am publisher and owner of Orenda Books, an independent publisher that specializes in literary fiction, with a heavy emphasis on crime thrillers and about half …

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Apr 12

The Business of Books: Ready, Steady – Write!

Jane Cable on writing competitively Writing is not generally a competitive pastime; in fact, as I was saying in my last column, it’s a mutually supportive one. Yet writing competitions are forever popular and it’s probably the one time that pencils are sharpened into threatening points as we pit our wonderful words against those of …

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Apr 07

Divine Chocolate & Christian Aid launch their 15th annual Poetry Competition for children

Divine Chocolate, the Fairtrade and farmer-owned chocolate company, has launched its 15th annual national Poetry Competition in partnership with Christian Aid. The poetry competition aims to take young people on a voyage of discovery about the world of chocolate, cocoa farmers and Fairtrade, firing their imaginations and encouraging their creativity. The theme for 2017’s competition is ‘Sharing …

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Apr 05

How To Have More Than 100 Titles Published

This week I talk to multi-published and multi-talented author and writing tutor, Karen King.   How much of your working life does the business of books take up? The short answer is all of it! Writing – and teaching writing – is how I earn my living.  So every day I’m either writing, visiting schools to …

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Apr 04

British Book Awards: Books of the Year shortlists announced

The six category shortlists for the 2017 Books of the Year Awards were announced at the 2017 London Book Fair by Chair of the Judges and Contributing Editor of The Bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink who said “there’s innovation, experimentation, good old-fashioned story-telling and beautiful production values.”   2016 marked a step-change in the British Book Industry Awards.  A …

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Mar 29

Writing a Series – the pros and the cons! – Della Parker

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As the next book in Della Parker’s Reading Group series fast approaches publication she shares on Frost Magazine some of the pros and cons she’s discovered creating and developing a series. Publishers love them.  Readers love them. But what about the writers?  Is it easier or harder to write a series of novels? Or in …

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Mar 29

The Business of Books: The Feeling’s Mutual

The Business of Books: The Feeling’s Mutual Jane Cable muses support from other writers I had a very interesting conversation on Thursday. At the Romantic Novelists’ Association Cornish Chapter lunch we fell to talking about how best to market our books. None of us felt we had a firm grasp of what worked and what …

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Mar 27

Writing About My Experiences With Autism to Help Myself and Others

This week is the release of my book Look Into My Eyes which is about my experiences as someone who has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and also my experiences professionally from around 20 years working with those who have autism, their parents/carers, employers and supporting professionals. I was diagnosed …

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