Most of the posts on this blog are guest-related but this is my little corner where I say what I’ve been up to and this week I’ve had a very busy few days, and have a few coming up…
What I’ve been up to this week:
- I had the fifth session of ‘Ideas & Inspiration’ (where we looked at points of view and tenses) and sixth session of ‘Creative Writing for Beginners’ (poetry this time) for my local council, both really enjoyable. I shall be running these online from mid/late March – see northampton-writing-courses for details.
- I now have a week off where I hope to get ahead with the planning, although I have three clients’ editing work in so as busy a week as ever, I think. Not that I’m complaining. I work from home, doing what I love (although I’d love to have more time for my writing). How many people can say that?
What this blog’s been up to:
Apart from the weekday writing exercises (posted 6pm UK time), this past week’s posts were…
- Tuesday: Author Spotlight no.355 Irene Soldatos
- Wednesday: My review of the short story / novella collection ‘The Way Home’ by Carol Holland March
- Thursday: Guest Post: Book Signings by Feather Schwarz Foster
- Friday: Flash Fiction Friday no.124: Sentience, a love story by Paula Friedman
- Saturday: Author interview no.701 with memoirist Fiona Gold Kroll
- Earlier today: Post-weekend Poetry 110: A Word Acrostic About Love by Salvatore Buttaci
- There’s just a week left to submit for this month’s 6-word stories (up to three per author per month) together with a 6-word biography… including your name! See https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/flash-fiction-fridays/6-word-fffs
- There’s only until the end of the month to submit for http://wannabeawritertvshow.com/chipping-norton-literary-festival-novel-critique-event
- Occasional guest of this blog, João Cerqueira, has been interviewed on blog talk radio.
What’s caught my eye online:
Not so much this week (because I’ve not been online all that much, but here are a couple of gems…
- Mills & Boon’s world of innuendo http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26135504
- 10 bizarre Victorian love stories http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26136764
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