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A short, humorous pontification about the word ‘whilst.’

Whilst we were embarked upon our Curtis Brown course our tutor informed many of us that no one uses the word ‘ 116 more words


An Exercise

Hello Story Spinner Fans!  Whilst us authors were engaged on our course at Curtis Brown we were given an exercise in description.  We were tasked with writing three paragraphs; 1 – where the main character (MC) took pleasure in killing, 2 – where the MC killed by accident and 3 – where the MC killed out of necessity, like being a doctor or soldier.   388 more words


Writing competitions and courses

Previously, I wrote a blog for another website (coincidentally, MY website) about whether new writers should enter writing competitions / attend courses that cost a lorra money. 958 more words


More Book Deal News: 2016 Bath Longlistee Elisa Lodato

My agent forwarded an email prefaced it with the words ‘you might cry with happiness’ and she was right!  Elisa Lodato on her book deal for 2016 longlisted  2,133 more words

Book Giveaway: Toby by Hazel Mitchell


Congratulations to Author/Illustrator Hazel Mitchell her wonderful new book named after and inspired by her dog, TOBY. The love Hazel has for Toby shows through in every word and her beautiful illustrations through out the book. 1,270 more words



Janet Ellis at Lyric theatre, Hammersmith 26.5.09

Janet Ellis will be at The Books That Built Me on Tuesday 18th October 2016 to talk about her astonishing first novel, The Butcher’s Hook, and about the books that have inspired her, and helped her hone her craft. 309 more words

Authors At The Books That Built Me

Best tips for a bestseller

The following TEDx Talk is by Jonny Geller, literary agent and CEO at Curtis Brown. He makes some great points about the importance of knowing what a book is about — sounds simple, but it’s not always so easy for an author. 188 more words