Many thanks to Tracy Fells, for her kind words about The Positively Productive Writer and my feature in the February issue of Writing magazine, on her The Literary Pig blog.
I think today’s snow has taken a few by surprise. It wasn’t a lot, but it was enough to make an impact on some photos, so I uploaded one to my BBC WeatherWatchers account. Then I was sitting eating my lunch, watching the BBC’s One […]
Shefali used one of my WeatherWatcher photos today to show that while Staffordshire had lots of snow, Shropshire had all the sunshine.
Storm Gertrude is coming … so here’s my photo of the calm before Getrude, taken from Ragleth Hill today, and used on BBC Midlands Today.
Exciting times! The Icelandic edition of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human arrived in the post today.
It’s going to be another cold night, so BBC Midlands Today used my WeatherWatcher photo taken earlier on my walk today of the Burway closed due to snow and ice.
Click over to the Writers Bureau’s blog, where I discuss one of the many perks of being a writer – the surprises this wonderful writing world can give us. Read more at: Read about my latest Surprise on the Writers Bureau blog: http://www.writersbureau.com/blog/surprises/2015/09/
Following on from my feature in the June 2015 issue of Writers’ Forum about how to take an author photo, one of the biggest moans publishers and magazines have is that author photos are not of a high enough resolution. Ideally, author photos need to […]
I’ve written three books that other writers may find useful (The Positively Productive Writer, Photography for Writers, and The Complete Article Writer), and now you can find out more about them simply by clicking on this one link: http://www.simonwhaley.co.uk/books-for-writers/ – Simples!
Last Wednesday evening I attended a public meeting organised by the Support Group of my local library, and I was delighted to see so many people there. Over 200 people forced themselves into the hall to hear what was said. And emotions ran high. Whilst […]
Well, I’ve just got back from tutoring at the annual Writers’ Holiday event, which this year moved to Fishguard (from it’s previous home at Caerleon). The weather was absolutely glorious, which, apparently, is always the case at Fishguard 😉 …
Hmmm, if you look hard enough, you might find some writing going on!
An anthology of love stories, containing my competition-listed story: Honey Waffles & Syrupy Socks Click Here For More Details
Going to writing festivals is a great place to meet up with friends!
I’ve retreated with many writers friends over the years … and sometimes, we even get some writing done!
Another fabulous group at one of Relax & Write’s courses: Seven Steps to Publication Success.
Fun and games had by all at the 2012 Writing for the Magazine Market held at The Gleanings in Shropshire!
If you’ve never been, you don’t know what you’re missing! The 2013 Writers’ Summer Holiday will be the last at Caerleon – but in 2014 they move to Fishguard. For more details, visit www.writersholiday.net
Amazingly, my latest royalty statements show that since it was published, One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human has now sold over 232,000 copies. My thanks go to everyone who has bought a copy!
Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s off we walk again, to stride the fields and not get lost, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho …
Here’s a sneak preview! The Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking has been updated and revised and is scheduled for release in the coming months. Here’s what the new look front cover looks like!
Suzanne Ruthven, Commissioning Editor at Compass Books recently interviewed me for their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JHPCompassBooks). Here’s what I had to say: AUTHOR INTERVIEW: SIMON WHALEY Suzanne Ruthven talks to Simon Whaley, author of ‘The Positively Productive Writer’ and his forthcoming title: ‘Photography For Writers’, due […]
I spent a lovely evening with the ladies of Cardington & Rushbury WI last night, talking about my writing, and they asked some interesting questions at the end. They certainly know how to put on a good spread at the end of the evening, with […]
It’s publication day for the eBook version of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human! All the doggy wisdom of the bestselling print version – now in digital format! For more information: click here.
After being out of print for a couple of years, the follow-up to the bestselling One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human is now back in print and available via Amazon. One Hundred Muddy Paws For Thought takes a wry look at […]
Calling all Dogs with eReaders! Until now, you’ve had to cope with turning the pages with your paws… not easy, I know! But on 14th February 2013, you can get your eReader out and download the digital version to your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or other […]
Ezee Writer: Want some tips on how to make your beginnings more interesting? Check out my article in the January issue of Ezee Writer: http://www.writersbureau.com/e-zee-writer/january-2013/page3.htm
It’s always nice to receive positive feedback on some of your work, and I was delighted to discover today that the latest issue of Freelance Market News magazine has two letters from readers who appreciated my article about how to make the most of digital […]
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