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Blog 122: My Favourite Childhood Book.

Every book lover I know is usually searching for that one long lost book they can vaguely remember owning as a child. Sometimes they remember parts of the title, sometimes they can remember the colour of the book and if they are lucky, they might remember the author. Often these books are so hard to […]

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Blog 120: An Evening With Robin Ince.

Would you like to meet Robin Ince? Comedian, actor and writer, Robin Ince is coming to Westwood Books in Sedbergh on Friday 26th November at 7pm. Well known for presenting ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ with Brian Cox. Robin has appeared on T.V., at Live Events and on Internet Podcasts. Robin has won several awards and […]

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Blog 115 – A New Way of Selling eBooks – The NFT

In 2019, artist Maurizio Cattlelan created a stir in the artworld when his art piece Comedian – a banana duct-taped to the wall – was sold for $120,000 and was subsequently eaten by performance artist David Datuna. The international press that the stunt gathered played into the hands of both the artist and investor, and […]

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Blog 114: My Favourite Book Quotes…

I love reading funny, thought-provoking and beautiful sentences in books. As a writer, I hope I’ll create sentences that readers will also love and quote for themselves in the future. Here are some of my favourite book quotes… “I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I’m drowning in ellipses.”― Isaac Marion, Warm […]

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Blog 113: Was The Movie Better Than The Book?

Many bookworms would gasp at the idea of a movie adaptation being better than the original book, and in most cases the book is usually better than the movie. There are some movie adaptations that are awful, some that are good, and only one that I personally think is better than the book. Here are […]

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Blog 112: My Favourite Book Covers…

Book covers can quite often be deceiving, sometimes beautiful covers are put on not-so-great stories, and sometimes boring or strange covers are put on amazing stories. That’s why people say ‘you should never judge a book by its cover’, when referring to both books and people. However, I’m definitely a sucker for beautiful and interesting […]

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Blog 106: How I Am Using A Bullet Journal To Help Me Write!

You may have heard of and seen a bullet journal by now, but just in case you haven’t…. ‘A bullet journal is a method of personal organization developed by designer Ryder Carroll. The system organizes scheduling, reminders, to-do lists, brainstorming, and other organizational tasks into a single notebook.’ Bullet journals have grown in popularity over […]

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Blog 105: Writing Your First Page.

Whether you’re writing a short story or a full novel, the first page of your book is your most important page. It is your first chance, besides your blurb, to hook your reader’s interest. You have got to make it count and you have to make it flow. In a few short lines you have […]

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