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Published: 9 Nov 2021


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This month in SilverWood's Book Writing Club

Writing for Younger Readers with Lesley Hart

Editor and creative writing tutor Lesley Hart will share her advice on editing and the differences when writing books for young readers. This book writing masterclass will cover advice for writers and authors who would like to explore the craft of writing for and about children. Book your ticket here to join us.


New Articles

How to write a book in one month: National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo

It’s nearly November and for all the would-be writers out there, it’s your annual reminder that it’s entirely possible to write that book! You may have started writing or thought about your ideas a thousand times over, but with National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) coming up, is now the right time for you to do it? We are running a prize giveaway this November. One lucky person will win a SilverWood Reader’s Report. You can win simply by signing up to our mailing list before 15th November. Sign up here. Read more on the Learning Zone and join in our NaNoWriMo giveaway.

Ten Ways to Get More Book Reviews

It sounds obvious: book reviews can help you sell more books. Readers will search the reviews when deciding whether to buy a book and online retailers like Amazon use the reviews to calculate book rankings. But there's more... Read the full article on our Learning Zone.


In Author News

Huge congratulations to Heather Peck, her book Glass Arrows was shortlisted in the Fiction category of the East Anglian Book Awards.

Fiona Partridge appeared on the front cover of the Bromsgrove Standard as her book The Colour of Marriage was published in October.

Beverley Douglas launched her book Cutie with a party at The Chimp House, Gloucester Road, Bristol on 14 October. She was also invited to speak on Ujima Radio 98FM on 6th October, see more here.

J.A. Higgins has done incredibly well in this year's Page Turner Awards. Finding Ruby has won an audio book deal!

Stephen Powell hosted his book launch in Ler Devagar bookshop in Lisbon, Portugal

SilverWood author Pauline Tait is running a giveaway until 30 November, get involved and see more details on her Facebook page.


Hot Off the Press


5th Oct - Kate Brownley - It Has Always Been Within You. This book shares with you the answers you have been searching for. Kate becomes the friend you never thought you had.

12th Oct - JK Wright - Short-Changed!. How the rich and powerful extract wealth from the real economy and what WE can do about it

14th Oct - Beverley Douglas - Cutie. An insightful memoir from a child of Windrush immigrants.

14th Oct - Keith Trayling - Billy, Bone and the Tree Keeper. A verdant adventure for young environmentalists.

15th Oct - Kayleigh Purser - How Deep Should I Go?. Real massage therapists, real stories.

18th Oct - Fiona Partridge - The Colour of Marriage. Rob Lawson was part of something truly remarkable, but will he recognise that before it’s too late? Will he be able to hold onto 'the colour of marriage'?

18th Oct - John Gayner - A Doctor For All Seasons. In a career spanning five decades, Dr John Gayner acted as a medical adviser on dozens of TV and film sets.

21st Oct - Angela Dandy - The Gypsy Killer. A story of family, hope, despair and obsession - no-one is safe while the gypsy killer roams free.

27th Oct - Odette Elliott - Abigay’s Farm. One girl’s determination to succeed against the odds.


Coming Soon...

See what books are coming up for publication this month in our Coming Soon section...

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J A Higgins