Friday, 31 May 2013

Dunford Writers' Day

Dunford Writers' Day tomorrow with some top notch authors - I'll just creep in and sit at the back!!  A brilliant day for feedback on your latest literary offering. Critique of the most encouraging kind is what every writer needs. I can't wait!! 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

How to …write your first novel with well-known local authors Pam Fudge and Della Galton

Saturday 25 May
How to …write your first novel with well-known  local authors Pam Fudge and Della Galton
Westbourne Library, Alum Chine Road BH4 8DX
10am to 4pm
If you’re thinking of writing a novel, or are partway through one, then this workshop is for you.  If you want to know why some novels sell and why some don’t, then this workshop is also for you.  Novelists, Pam Fudge and Della Galton, will take you through the basics – how to attract an agent or publisher’s attention, how to write that all important first page, and how to keep yourself motivated throughout the writing process.  Both experienced tutors, they will answer any questions you have, and their mission is to have you leaving the session inspired.
To book please call 01202 454844 or visit any Bournemouth library.

What a week!

Gave a talk to Dorset Writers in Wareham on Monday (20th) and what a great bunch they were. I had a great time! Judging the 'Open Mic' Story Slam at Upton Library on Thursday evening with Dr Jim Pope - following the interview on Hot Radio with Geoff Carter earlier in the day (arranged by Liz Gordon of Brilliant Fish For Writers) and - last but not least - there's Saturday's How To Write Your First Novel workshop with Della Galton as part of Bournemouth Festival of Words. Now, what was I saying about a quiet life? It's not happening, but I'm finding that a busy life is actually GREAT! 

Saturday, 4 May 2013

The editing begins!

It's been a great week for networking. Monday was RNA regional lunch in Southampton - so lots of news and views there.

Wednesday I was talking to the WI at Winterbourne Kingston and what a lovely attentive audience they were. I met Helen Summer, author of Running Crazy, and Liz Gordon, marketing expert of Brilliant Fish for Writers on Thursday after their very professional interview on Solent Radio.  

Finally! Today has been a day to get cracking on the editing of the new book and I'm now up to chapter 5. Love a bit of polishing after the hard work of writing the book in the first place is done. (Pity I'm not as fond of polishing the furniture!!!!!!!!!) :D