Showing posts from March, 2009

Crime Story

Barbara has sent me the link to Martin Edwards' blog: It's well worth a look. Martin Edwards is a popular and successful crime writer - a winner of the Crime Writers Association Dagger Award in 2008 for his short story 'The Bookbinder's Apprentice' and, for those who missed the news at the last meeting, he has kindly agreed to judge our next Maynah Lewis competition, which is a crime story in 1600 words.
Entries are due on or before our 15th May meeting.

Jon's Good News

Jon's good news had me scurrying to the Bloomsbury site and I see he will be in exalted company. J K Rowling, Khaled Hosseini, Kingsley Amis, Enid Blyton, Charlotte Bronte (the last two haven't written much lately!)
We eagerly await further news.


Good News

Sorry I haven't been around recently. I've been a bit preoccupied but it's sorted now.
The good news is, I've got a three book deal with Bloomsbury!!! Still a bit stunned!
May not be able to make it to the meeting tonight, waiting for confirmation of lift as I have sprained my foot again.
I was really looking forward to hear how the broadcasts went on and would you do it again.


Here's a link to a video that was emailed to me recently. It's a talk on creativity and inspiration by the writer, Elizabeth Gilbert.
It runs for about twenty minutes. I think it's twenty minutes well spent.

Write Minds

Here's Cheryl and Mike at the Wirral Writers table at 'Write Minds' in Ruthin.

It was a good event. We met a lot of interesting people; writers, other writing groups, educators... and we were impressed by their enthusiasm for writing and culture in general. And here's a novelty (if you're from Wirral) - they don't close libraries in Denbighshire, they promote and nurture them. There's another event on March 5th at 7.30 PM - a workshop by Caroline Ross (War Before Mine). It's at Ruthin Library and it's free! And then, the following Thursday, 12th March, there's VERSE AND VINO at
Nantclwyd y Dre House Ruthin. This one's limited to 16, so you'd need to book a place with Dee Rivaz ( if you want to go.

So, we picked up a lot of ideas to improve our pitch when we embark on our Wirral-based event. I'll explain more on Friday.

I hope some of you managed to catch either or both of the radio performances over the last two…