Hey ladies and gents! My mind is a fairly blank space (minus the massive to-do list that keeps screaming at me in my head). It's Friday and I can't wait to have some time over the next two days to shut down my brain and get lost in gardening or T.V. Gosh I miss show … Continue reading TGIF!

Living multiple lives

A thought provoking post from our author Jon Smith that explores our need as readers to escape into books.

Made in Streatham

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads, lives only one.”

The quote above is one of my favourite, as I’ve always considered how interesting it is, particularly in London, that we have such diversity of race, wealth and life experiences all around us, but that each individual only gets to live their life.

I don’t have to live the life of a pauper, or get to live the life of a prince. I don’t live as the child of a single parent, or share the experience of growing up with a brother. I only know my life. I know what it is to be born and raised in Streatham, South London (the best place in the world). I know what it is to have sisters (four in fact). I know what it is to grow up in a Christian home. I know what…

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The First Degree

“You’re crazy, you know that?” “I know that. You’ve been telling me for years now. But shut up, okay? The scene’s about to start.” “Fine. I’ll whisper. How about that?” “Better. I’d still prefer if you just shut up though.” “You know, I told myself the last time I helped you that it was going … Continue reading The First Degree

My Writing Resolutions

Today, your Writing Tip Tuesday comes from our author Matthew Wainwright!

Matt Wainwright

I’m currently going through the Endever Process with what now feels like my first actual novel (the others, it turns out, were all just pretend — or at best they were exercises to get me warmed up for the real thing). In practical terms, this means the manuscript is opened up to the bullpen of house authors, and the first five who volunteer get to read it through and make comments — we do this on Google Drive, because it’s awesome and because we get to comment on each others’ comments, which can quite frankly be hilarious at times.

This has proven to be an invaluable experience, particularly for me as a first-time publisher author, as it’s the first time the novel has been opened up to a diverse group of people with diverse opinions who — and here’s the important bit — know what they’re talking about.

The upshot…

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