How to Keep Writing Your Novel  ©Martine McDonagh

How to Keep Writing Your Novel ©Martine McDonagh  I’m not one for offering tips, but as I struggle to reconvene working after a few weeks away this seems like an

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Review of Tessa Hadley in conversation by Amanda Read

‘There is nothing more beautiful than clarity’  Tessa Hadley, acclaimed novelist and short story writer, was speaking to a capacity crowd at Novel Nights, June event, in Bath. Tessa’s latest

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Novel Competitions 2018

Competition What they say Closing Date  Website Link    Bridport Prize   Each year our excellent judges hand out over £18,000 in prize money for your best submissions in poetry,

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How Archie And Pye found a publisher after Novel Nights by Jonathan Pinnock

In the spring of 2016 I finished writing my second novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE. I’d started writing it in the autumn of 2014, in the first term

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Reading for the Bridport Prize, Colette Hill

With categories in poetry, short story, flash fiction and novel, the Bridport Prize attracts thousands of entries every year from all over the world. I have been reading for the

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Q and A with Carrie Kania, literary agent, Conville & Walsh

Carrie Kania from Conville & Walsh Literary Agency is guest speaker at Novel Nights on October 27th 2016. We asked her some questions ahead of her talk. What do you love about being a

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My top three books on writing technique

Ever since I’ve been writing novels I’ve been searching for help with this mammoth task, wanting to steep myself in craft and learn all I can from other writers.  

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Q&A with literary agent Kate Johnson 2015

Tell us about yourself I’m a literary agent at the New York-based Wolf Literary Services, and I move back and forth between Brooklyn and Bristol. Prior to joining Wolf Literary,

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Review of Juliet Pickering’s talk about agents and getting published

Juliet gave a delighted Novel Nights audience an in-depth talk on the role of an agent and what they are looking for.

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