Welcome to our new writing advice column, where you'll find bestselling author Julie Cohen answering reader questions! Hit a roadblock or have a writing-related query? Drop them in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org and keep your eyes peeled for Julie’s response in later columns. This week, does an author really need a literary agent? Dear Julie, So few … [Read more...] about Dear Julie – Do I Need a Literary Agent?
Archives for April 2015
Reviewed by Susan Lobban As soon as Annie steps foot in the Dandelion Cafe she is transported back to the days when she would sit at one of the tables with her dad chatting over a plate of infamous Cherry Pie. Unfortunately, those days have long gone and now that she has made a life for herself in London, she has had no reason to come back to Cherry Pie Island – until … [Read more...] about Review – The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Cafe by Jenny Oliver
Those generous book geeks at the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction were kind enough to send out a copy of The Bees to Novelicious HQ last week. We're reading it right now and it is completely living up to the hype. We're pleased to be giving away five copies to you lot. THE BLURB Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to … [Read more...] about Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Giveaway: 5 Copies of The Bees by Laline Paull
Most people function within their comfort zones for most of their lives. Just like in real life, authors too often get stuck within their comfort zones. They might produce wonderful work, but at some point, every good author needs to explore new avenues and try different things. Only writing out of your comfort zone will help you grow as a writer. Here are a few ideas that … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help You Write Out of Your Comfort Zone
If you're planning on heading out into the spring sunshine this week with a good book and a bottle of pear cider, we have just the thing to send you on your merry way – The Doris Day Vintage Film Club by Fiona Harper. Read on to find out how you can win a copy! Claire Bixby grew up watching Doris Day films at her grandmother’s house and yearned to live in a world like the … [Read more...] about Friday Book Giveaway! The Doris Day Vintage Film Club by Fiona Harper