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How to end your novel or short story

Writers’ Cafe on endings in novels How do end your novel? During April’s monthly writers’ cafe writers in the Novel Nights community  discussed endings in …


Novel Competitions 2021

An overview of novel competitions across the UK with closing dates for submissions. Competition What they say Closing Date  Website Link    The Bridport Prize …

King of Rabbits by Karla Neblett

Review of King of Rabbits by debut author Karla Neblett.

Karla Neblett’s debut novel, King of Rabbits will burst into the world on March 25th, 2021. It’s the lead debut title in 2021 for William …

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Novel Nights Virtual Cafe 2021

Over coffee this morning, we acknowledged the new world order as we find it in January 2021 – the end of the warmest year ever, …

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Virtual Cafe notes – titles

Writers from all over the South West region from Stroud down to Sidmouth met to chat about finding the right title for the books. We’ve …


Notes from the Novel Nights Cocktail Cafe on the subject of food and character

At our virtual cafes we get together to chat about topics of interest to other writers. At our last cocktail session we discussed characters. Our …


Formatting your novel in word

How to tame your novel in Word Using the Styles Ribbon in Word I’ve recently discovered some very handy features in the Word programme which …


How the RLF helps writers in financial difficulty.

When the RLF (Royal Literary Fund), contacted Novel Nights to help promote their financial help for writers we invited novelist and RLF representative, Sanjida Kay, …

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The Novel Nights and Cheap Imitation literary party

 Novel Nights is joining up with Cheap Imitation for a UK and USA literary salon event. We’ll feature genre and literary fiction, 15th century guitar …

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Submissions for Novel Nights Writers Showcase

We’re having a transatlantic party Submissions for August 8th We’re having a special Novel Nights on August 8th with music and readings from novels by …

The Rules by Tracy DArnton

Review: A taut, well-written YA thriller by Tracy Darnton

  The story Amber goes on the run when her father tracks her down within the care system. She’s running from her father’s violence and controlling …