I’ve had a tidy-up of my rather crowded home page so have some sub-menus here:
5a.m. flashes… Archive… eNewspapers… Events… Feedback… First Times… Fun & Games… Marketing… NaNoWriMo… Novel Nights In… Podcast… Publishing… Quotes… Schedule… SSS… Videos… Writing Groups… Writing Magazines.
It occurred to me that once the posts fall off the home page they disappear into oblivion.. well, into the archive, categories and calendar options, and unless they’re captured in pages like ‘author spotlights’, ‘blog interviews’, ‘podcasts’ or ‘useful info’ they’re harder to track down… if you know they’re there. So, me being me and feeling sorry for inanimate objects (as I’m sure many writers are because we have free reign to be weird like that) – in an almost Roald Dahl roses-sceaming fashion, I’ve created this page, and I suppose it also catalogues how far I’ve come…
- March 20th 2011: Welcome to my blog
- March 28th: Find me on Facebook
- March 28th: Litopia and Twitter
- April 1st: This is me, by the way…
- April 3rd: Litopia’s Open House has just started
- April 3rd: Litopia was hilarious tonight
- April 3rd: New magazine: ’72M’
- April 4th: Oxford Literature Festival – Saturday 2nd April
- April 6th: Two articles in April’s NAWG ‘Link’ magazine
- April 6th: Why writers are wicked cool…
- April 8th: Call for ebook expertise and interesting ebook pricing article
- April 8th: Winner of W&AY 2011 Short Story and discussion on 1stp vp
- April 9th: Playing games on Radio Litopia
- April 10th: Do you need an ISBN to publish an ebook?
- April 11th: What do you get out of a writing group?
- April 11th: To Twitter follow or not to Twitter follow
- April 11th: NaPoWriMo – a new one on me
- April 12th: Nottingham Festival of Reading: 4 May-20 July
- April 14th: 10… no, 20 mistakes writers make
- April 14th: Some more really good stuff about writing
- April 15th: Litopia After Dark (LAD) – every Friday night @ 8pm (3pm EST/noon PST)
- April 15th: We all need a bit of help with our poetry
- April 15th: Author’s online presence: photo, book cover or ‘here’s one I made earlier’?
- April 15th: How does a writer be in it to win it and what could they win?
- April 16th: To blog or not to blog (guess what I think)
- April 16th: When is a classic not (necessarily) a classic?
- April 19th: A few rules when writing
- April 19th: Nothing to do with writing but oh so cute (thanks Marika)
- April 19th: Words of wisdom from Shari Lopatin inc. passive and active voices
- April 19th: The much underrated short story
- April 19th: Possibly one of the best clips on YouTube
- April 19th: Another blog post I like: the writer’s life only you know
- April 19th: Talking about fiction by Victoria Mixon and Roz Morris
- April 22nd: Leaving your writing to stew
- April 22nd: Radio Litopia takes a hiatus
- April 24th: The quietly growing Lincoln-based radio show/podcast Reading Room
- April 25th: The Internet Writing Workshop
- April 25th: What is the average book deal structure for a first time fiction writer?
- April 25th: If you’re having trouble with your characters / Cristin Terrill’s Five Top Tips
- April 25th: Some sound advice to bloggers and writers alike from Novel Publicity
- April 26th: Cheryl Tardif’s recipe for success (well, a bestselling novel)
- April 30th: Can you write 31 stories in 31 days?
- April 30th: How to write a 28-word story
- April 30th: Five things American author Tayari Jones wishes she’d known
- April 30th: With a little flash fiction from our friends
- May 2011 is when I started the Story A Day May project and my stories can be found here. Other blog posts (excluding podcast-related, competitions etc) that month were:
- May 10th: If you’re suffering from writer’s block – try a word web
- May 11th: Poetry homework – ‘Old before my time’ (critique welcomed)
- May 18th: Writers: What to do when you get stuck
- May 18th: 10 Classic Reversal Scenes (thanks Yukon Graham and Leigh Russell)
- May 21st: Debate: lyrics vs music… which is most important?
- June was then when the interviews started (on the 11th) with these nuggets snuck in in between:
- June 11th: New feature: blog interviews
- June 11th: What’s in a name?
- June 18th: How to beat writers’ block from Stewart Ferris & The London Writers’ Club
- June 22nd: Blog visit milestone – a big “thank you”
- June 22nd: New podcast feature: red pen critique (interested?)
- June 27th: Writing prompts from Writing Excuses podcast
- June 27th: World Book Night 2012 – Tell us your favourite books
- July 19th: Double entendres – the power of words
- July 22nd: A big “thank you” – 6,000 blog visits since 31.03.11
- August 3rd: They get their own back… interviews of me
- September 9th: Nathan Weaver’s “I’ve got this great idea for a book”
- September 11th: Meetup.com is a 9/11 baby
- September 16th: The Threadbare Girl (extract of my fiction)
- October 10th: Katie Fforde is announced as H.E. Bates Short Story Competition judge
- October 16th: The Morgen Bailey Daily is born!
- October 27th: Author interview (and blog) feedback sought
- October 29th: Are you ready for NaNoWriMo?
- November 2nd: My first four eBooks are available on Smashwords
- November 6th: Radio Litopia is now a Sunday double-bill… starting now!
- December 5th: NaNoWriMo – all good things must come to an end
- January 31st 2012: The 7th Annual Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference, Mexico
- March 31st: 1st Anniversary: Author Word Search
- August 11th: Inspired? Hell, yes! (Sophie E Tallis nominating me for two blogger awards!)
- August 19th: St Hilda’s Oxford Crime & Humour Writers Conference Aug 2012 (part 1)
- August 20th: 10 free iTunes downloads of Jane Wenham-Jones’ Prime Time to be won!
- August 26th: St Hilda’s Oxford Crime & Humour Writers Conference Aug 2012 (part 2)
- November 5th: My debut novel is out!
- November 6th: My blog is now available on Kindle! and The Procrastinations of a Nervous NaNoWriMo-er
- November 16th: Writania Best Book Pitch Challenge: 15-30 November
- November 20th: Reader feedback wanted and offered
- December 6th (a bit late): December deadline writing competitions
- January 1st 2013: January-deadline writing competitions & events
- January 6th: New short story and poetry critique blogs!
- January 8th: The Poetry & Short Story Writing Groups get Facebooked (and exercised!)
- February 17th: Opportunity for self-published / indie novelists (having your novels on Novel Nights In)
- March 12th: Talk on blogging (and poetry) at The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden 13 March 2013
- March 31st: Invitation to take part in my blog
- May 2nd: Review: Fisher Space Pen & Faber-Castell Pencil USB Stick
If you write and would like to provide me with a writing-related item and/or take part in an interview, feel free to email me. 🙂
6 thoughts on “Other goodies”
You are not alone about feeling the need to draw attention to the inanimate objects that are old posts. I do this as well on my site. Of course, 90% of my posts are shorts or excerpts, but I try to find some way to draw attention to the pile of papers on the floor in the closet. I’ve been doing this on my ‘About’ page too with things that are not on my site, like interviews and such. I call it ‘Around the web’ and list links there. It’s short now, but could easily be grown.
And thanks for the inclusion on the ‘Oh and then there’s this stuff too’ page.
You’re very welcome. I started this page because I was filing everything else and felt sorry for the other stuff that had to be trawled through the archives to find – it also helps me no end keep track of what I’ve posted. 🙂
Not that you really need it, but I nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger Award. I appreciate your hard work. Details and my gushing words about your site are in my latest entry.
“Not that you really need it” I love that. I love receiving awards (not that I’ve had all that many really) and will never tire of it. It’s not an ego thing but every writer (I would hope) should get a thrill out of knowing that someone else likes what they do. Thank you, Sean. I’ve added the BBA to my https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/me page. 🙂
It does fit better over there. I just couldn’t find that page when I came to announce the good news. I’m glad the award still has jazz for you. I am new and unpolished as a blogger. I hope to keep enthusiasm like yours and maybe match a decent percentage of your output. (I will never be as prolific.)
I’m only prolific because kind guests like yourself like to talk to me, give me their stories, poems etc. Never say never but it takes a LOT of work. 🙂