Last weekend I was at NAWGFest17, an excellent writers’ conference run by the National Association of Writers’ Groups. Saturday evening is Gala Dinner night, when those shortlisted in the annual writing awards gather to find out which of the is the lucky winner.
I’ve a new post on my Business of Writing blog for writers this morning: Spacebar trampolining.
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!