I have read some brilliant books over the last few years but none have kept me gripped quite like Rosamund Lupton's superb debut Sister. The story was heart-wrenching stuff and utterly impossible to put down. It's exciting to report then that, according to Yahoo, the main character of Beatrice has been cast in the film's forthcoming adaptation with Emily Blunt set … [Read more...] about News – Adaptation of Rosamund Lupton’s Sister Finds its Beatrice
Archives for November 2013
1. Never, ever give up. It took me years to get my first novel published, and if I hadn’t resurrected it after all the rejections, it would still be in that desk drawer. 2. Get a great big edit. You can never be too rich, too thin or have too many edits. Before sending your work to an agent or publisher, I would always suggest someone else reads it. Competition is fierce and a … [Read more...] about Sue Watson’s Top Five Writing Tips
To celebrate the release of Holly Kingston’s hilarious Christmas novella, A Cinderella Christmas, which is currently only 77p on Amazon, we’re giving away fabulously festive prizes every day until Wednesday 4th December. On the sixth day of Christmas, Novelicious gave to me … a literary print from Spineless Classics! Today, we’ve teamed up with Spineless Classics … [Read more...] about Win! A Print from Spineless Classics!
When I was first asked to do this piece I asked my Facebook friends for advice. Do I tidy up? Do I show people my real desk or a very posh and stylish pretend desk? We want to see the real desk with all the mess, they answered, apart from my mother. So here we go: I’m about to tell you about my reasonably tidy working desk, my very messy stationery desk, and my pin board. But I … [Read more...] about My Writing Room by Sarah Webb
I’ve been writing this column for three years – blimey – where does the time go? In those three years the publishing game has changed dramatically. I don’t think there have ever been as many options for aspiring authors as there are now. It’s far from the doom and gloom reports, which say that the publishing industry is dead; in fact, I think there has never been a better time … [Read more...] about The Secret Dreamworld of an Aspiring Author – The Changing World of Publishing