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:
- When this goes live, I’ll just be starting the first session of ‘Plan & Write a Novel’ and then on Wednesday I have the first session of ‘Creative Writing – Intermediate’ for my local council – both courses sold out. I shall be running these online from the end of May – see northampton-writing-courses for details.
- I spent this weekend at Chipping Norton Literary Festival and I shall be blogging about it in the next few days.
- I’m only up to 28,000 words for my Camp NaNoWriMo novel (a new standalone) so probably won’t get to the target of 50,000 by midnight Wednesday but the minimum was 10,000 so I achieved that at least.
- Because the KDP Select term had expired on some of my eBooks (I went for 180 days exclusive with Amazon but it made no difference to my sales), I uploaded them to Smashwords and you can see the list on https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/morgenbailey.
- I’ve been adding more tips to my blog’s Writing 101 page; there are over 100 now. https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101
What this blog’s been up to:
Monday was a record day on the blog (https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com): 884 hits. I would have thought people would be too busy eating eggs…
Apart from the weekday writing exercises (posted 6pm UK time), this past week’s posts were…
- Tuesday: Guest post: Managing A Writing Life by Jonathan P Taylor.
- Wednesday: Book review 041: Morgen Bailey reviews ‘Word Up!’ by Marcia Reifer-Johnston
- Thursday: Guest post: Think BIG! by Carol Wyer
- Friday: Flash Fiction Friday 134: 6-word stories
- Saturday: Author Spotlight no.365 – Javier Márquez Sánchez
- Sunday: Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast – short stories episode no.39
- Earlier today: Post-weekend Poetry 116: The Lies I Told My Mother by Jade Kennedy
What’s caught my eye online:
- You may know this already, because you’re such clever people, but just heard on Radio 2 that William Shakespeare anagrams to ‘I am a weakish speller’.
- Rome’s international community of the dead (including poet John Keats) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27065278
- From a writing point of view, a really interesting review of this week’s (in the UK) films… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27081896
- World’s Fair: Isaac Asimov’s predictions 50 years on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27069716
- Shakespeare (who would have been 450 last Wednesday) ‘a cultural icon’ abroad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27110234
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