REVIEWED BY LISA WARD Every year Marnie and her friends get together for a cookie party. Each member of the cookie club has to bake thirteen dozen cookies, which also need to be beautifully and unusually wrapped. They give the cookies to each other and also donate to a local hospice. Each cookie comes with a story, which is emblematic of the year that has just … [Read more...] about Review – The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
Archives for November 2010
I'm really excited about this book. I'm not entirely sure why. Perhaps it's the pretty (grey!) cover, or the fact that it appears to be Chick Lit at its most unabashed. I don't know. But it sounds brill and I can't wait to get my paws on it. The blurb reads 'Have you ever noticed that the modern romantic heroine can be, not to put too fine a point on it, … [Read more...] about Novel News – Lizzy Harrison Loses Control by Pippa Wright
Trisha has just announced that her latest novel, TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, is set to make the Sunday Times Bestseller list this coming weekend. How awesome is that? Well done, Trisha! 1. Can you tell us a little about your average writing day? I prefer to start work very early in the morning and like to write in my study, which is a tiny boxroom overlooking the … [Read more...] about Novelicious Chats to…Trisha Ashley
1. Find your story. My books always spring from a question. What if? Single in the City began with the question: What happens when you take a hapless young American girl and move her to a city where she’s completely ill-equipped to live? 2. Find your voice. We’re tempted to write in a style that we like to read, but like covers of songs, the copy is never as good … [Read more...] about Top 5 Writing Tips from Michele Gorman!
You can listen to Anna’s podcasted novel over on her website www.annabellwrites.com and follow her on twitter @annabell_writes. Number of words completed in novel number 3 (WIP) before NaNoWriMo – 24,336. Number of words completed in novel number 3 (WIP) one week into NaNoWriMo – 7,035. Whilst the rest of the writing community is frantically trying to increase their … [Read more...] about The Secret Dreamworld of an Aspiring Author by Anna Bell – The NaNoWriMo Effect