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Friday, 20 November 2015

Abnormal is short-listed for a free Professional Critique :)

I almost bagged a free professional critique from author James McCreet through Writing Magazine, UK. Here I am, short-listed in it: 

                                 Every little (boost) helps :) 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

First Draft of ABNORMAL complete...

End of Round One:

First rewrite completed ✓
First hangover since rewrite completed ✓
Sleepless night reviewing plot-holes ✓
Anxiety attack over length of time spending writing Abnormal ✓
Second hangover in the making ✓

But bit-by-bit, word-by-word, the task moves closer to completion and it will surely all be worth it in the end.... 

See you again for Round Two :)

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Nottingham Writers' Conference 2015


Haven't blogged for so long that I struggled to open a new post

Not good

The editing of Abnormal is going okay though - hence my lengthy absence

I went to the #wemconf2015 WEM Writers' Conference 2015 last weekend with the lovely Cat Roberts-Young

Similar format to last year. Here is a taster in pictures:
Writers Tracey Holland(@auroranemesis)& Cat Roberts-Young(@catcopycreative)

Meeting other writers :)

Mingling WEM peoples

The Goody Bag table - (Keep calling them Doggy Bags. Similarly tasty, perhaps)

WEM Doggy Bags

A quick selfie whilst waiting for the next talk...


Maureen Duffy - Keynote Speaker - delivers an interesting writer-reality-check talk.
'Don't give up the day job'

Maureen Duffy

The talk on Freedom to Write was thought-provoking. Writers' responsibilities and considerations - particularly in lieu of the Charlie Hebdo Tragedy. I also listened to an entertaining natter on Writing Humour/Satire (something I do need help with). And the final talk my little brain strained to absorb was the gritty Nuts and Bolts of Writing. All useful and well put-together stuff :) 

Self-censorship talk

Author Alison McQueen and Literary Agent from Lucas Alexander Whitley - Ben Clark (@BenjaminBenamor)
The ever-popular Agenty talk

Now Cat and I will say Goodbye. (Aha, poet not novelist!)



Friday, 9 January 2015

How to be a loser #beabestseller

Happy New Year everyone!!
I didn't win the ITV's This Morning beabestseller thingey.

I watched it, out of curiosity, and tried being happy for the finalists :)
Well done!
And I'm over it now.

And, to celebrate nothing, here's a spacey picture of another world - taken through the window whilst on route to Cyprus last September :)