After a wet and soggy day yesterday, it was glorious to be able to get up onto Ragleth Hill this morning. Some blue skies could be spotted and it was warm in the sunshine,, but the clouds certainly looked threatening.
Fancy sleeping where your favourite writer lived, worked or holidayed? Simon Whaley suggests six of the UK’s best literary stays.
The latest issue of The Weekly News has a story in it I’ve written called DIY Dodger (well, they say ‘write about what you know’). And I’m delighted to see that I share the fiction slot with Julie Phillips. Julie and I both go to the Wrekin Writers group, and we’ve been wondering whether it would be possible for the both of us to be ‘issue buddies’. So whenever we’ve both had a story to submit to The Weekly News, we’ve submitted them at the same time. And it worked! (It took a few attempts, and although we submitted them at the same time, we did so independently.) Here we are as issue buddies.
So this week’s fiction in The Weekly News is provided by Wrekin Writers! 😉
It may say 30th June on the calendar, but it hasn’t felt like June for nearly a week now. And BBC Midland’s Today weather presenter Rebecca Wood commented how in Church Stretton the hills have been obliterated by low cloud!
My lovely agent, Kate Nash, is auctioning a query critique to help raise money for the British Red Cross to support the residents of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The successful bidder will receive a written critique of their query letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of their novel – the most vital ingredients for any author submission.
For more information, and to bid, visit: https://authorsforgrenfelltower.com/2017/06/20/query-critique-from-agent-kate-nash/
For a glorious walk through some of Shropshire’s most iconic tree-scapes, check out my Wentnor and Linley Beeches route in the June 2017 issue of Country Walking.
Microsoft, who bought the Wunderkind software company in 2015, has announced that development of their productivity software, Wunderlist, will cease, and the software will be withdrawn at some point in the next few months.
Staff are now focussing on a Microsoft To-Do programme called ‘To-Do’, which is in its infancy, but will be developed further over the coming months.