Even more writing!

Wow. Two blogs in the space of one week. You must feel very privileged.

During the cold weeks of November, National Short Story Week will commence on 7th and go on until the 13th of the month; the event where short story reading is encouraged and short story writing is even more so. By clicking on the website here you will see a recommended reading list has been supplied to anyone who loves books and writing to help get you involved. There’s writing tips too if you’re not sure where to start, and how to write for various mediums. There’s even a small feature on what short stories some of our prolific authors enjoy reading, and of course most crucially, how you can get involved with writing short stories. Get those pens out, dears, and get ‘scribing for National Short Story Week!

Congratulations and all that jazz to the winners of the Independent Booksellers Book Prizes 2011, who were Edmund de Waal for The Hare with the Amber Eyes in Adults, and Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex in Children’s. You can find these two fabulous award-winning titles right here on Hive by clicking on the titles.

And even more bubbly must be quaffed and bunting hung out in celebration of the Booker Prize winner and indeed, the Not the Booker Prize winner as both accolades were awarded last week to Julian Barnes for The Sense of An Ending and King Crow by Michael Stewart respectively, so well done there.

Going back to the art of writing your own words though, a quick mention must go also to National Novel Writing Month which will start at the beginning of November too. Seems that November may indeed be the month for staying indoors in the cold weather, keeping warm with a blanket and the cat and writing your first bestseller… so do so by logging on here and see how you can get involved too.

As usual make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook, and I’ll see you soon!

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