Category Archive: Writing

Jul 10

Cornish Writing Challenge 2017 Winner: Christopher Joyce

So The Cornish Writing Challenge 2017 is done and Frost wants to thank Vikki Patis for including us. Frost’s own Jane Cable and Catherine Balavage were two of the judges. Along with Vikki- of course, and Cornish author Angela Britnell. We are now proud to publish the winner: Christopher Joyce.   Christopher Joyce from Chichester in West Sussex has been a …

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Jul 05

The Business of Books: Jane Cable Gets Distracted But Finds She is Not Alone

Jane Cable gets distracted but finds she is not alone It’s a small miracle you are reading this article at all, to be honest – and great credit to writer friends who have rallied around to provide me with some content. The thing is, last week I moved house. Long distance and for the first …

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Jun 28

Business of Books: Jane Cable talks to Barbara Copperthwaite, Bookouture’s latest best-selling author

Business of Books: Planning for successJane Cable talks to Barbara Copperthwaite, Bookouture’s latest best-selling author How much of your working life does the business of books take up? It’s almost a 50/50 split. A huge part of the business of books is social media activity. Networking with fellow authors and bloggers, and interacting with readers …

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Jun 26

GAWP: New Writing Prize Launched

FLIPSIDE LAUNCHES GREEN ALPHABET WRITING COMPETITION writing-competitionFlipSide, East Anglia’s leading literary and arts festival, has launched an enviromentally-themed competition aimed at writers of all ages and for which entries are now open. The competition, which carries cash prizes, will be judged by leading authors Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar (poet laureate), Blake Morrison, writer and …

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Jun 21

The Business of Books: Publish and Don’t be Damned

Jane Cable’s big lessons from self publishing At the moment I’m juggling. Even more than ever with a house move and Chindi’s talks at the Festival of Chichester both approaching at a frightening pace. And juggling means making the best use of my time, so when I was thinking about the biggest lessons I’ve learnt …

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Jun 16

Michael Palin Donates Archive of His Literary Career to the British Library

Michael Palin and Rachel Foss at the British Library – photo by Tony Antoniou  The British Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the archive of writer, actor, comedian and television presenter Michael Palin. The archive, which has been generously donated to the British Library by Palin, covers his literary and creative life during …

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Jun 07

The Business of Books: A Taste for Romance | Jane Cable visits a Choc Lit roadshow

Jane Cable visits a Choc Lit roadshow As regular readers of this column will know, I’ve been keeping my eye on Choc Lit for a while. As a writer of romance, you simply can’t ignore them; they’re up there, they’re out there – and they have a definite brand. It’s this clear branding which draws …

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Jun 01

National Poetry Day and the BBC commission 12 new poems celebrating local words

National Poetry Day and the BBC are joining forces this year to discover and celebrate the nation’s great local words in 12 specially commissioned poems – one for each of the 12 BBC regions in England.   From today and taking their cue from National Poetry Day’s 2017 theme – Freedom – BBC Local Radio across England will …

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