We have a Winner, Ladies and Gentlemen.
In my post here, where I interviewed debut novelist Amanda Fleet, I promised that one subscriber would win a copy of ‘The Wrong Kind of Clouds’, which is available here or at your local Amazon store.
It is a great read and now available both on paper and your favourite e-reader. I urge you to go and check it out. I am lobbying hard for some more adventures for the lead characters, but Amanda is being stubborn. (Yorkshire-born, you know.)
While I am being bossy, once you have read it, review it. Ultimately, us poor new writers have you guys as our marketing team. The more you review it and recommend it, then the more people get to hear about it and hopefully, buy it. Go on, give a new writer a hand.
The draw was made yesterday and the first name out of the hat was Jack Dowd. Jack blogs, writes, self-publishes and tweets. Track him down here on his blog. Jack – you are a winner!
Right – I have to get back to writing, working and all sorts of other w’s (No dirty comments please!)
This week I honoured a promise made on #writingchat
#writingchat is weekly meet up on twitter, Wednesday 2000 hours UK time for writerly types. There are some great people there – come along. Just use the hashtag.
I submitted a short story into a competition for the first time. I am not telling you which one. I will report back once the results are published.
Actually, I promised to enter and win a writing competition in 2016.
Although, I am convinced that the story is, in fact, a masterpiece, I am prepared to accept that it is unlikely to win. I can’t win the first competition that I enter, surely?
Therefore, I am working on several ideas at the moment. Naturally, I am scouring the literary world for competitions with extremely few entrants.
I have even written a poem.
No. Really. I have. I am going to enter that into a competition too.
One thing that has come from the entering of competitions is that I have started to use ‘Red Pen’, an editing system and ProWritingAid, an app. I will post a review here soon.
Before I go…
Further to my post about medical studies, I came across another on twitter this morning, courtesy of @lifehacker and @beccacaddy all about people over 65 and sarcasm. The study found that the over 65s don’t get it. Really?
Most of the over 65s I know can cut me to shreds with sarcasm.