FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
The Delivery shares news of my latest short story to appear on Alfie Dog (Fiction). The link takes you to my Writer’s Notes page, where there is a brief interview with me and a list of the stories I have on Alfie Dog. The Delivery is about a favoured servant of the Dark Lord, who has fallen out of favour. Not a good place to be…
I also talk about how vital it is writers do deliver on their stories, whether it is getting them in for a competition or what have you. If your story is humorous, is it still funny when you review it just prior to sending it off? Likewise if it is horror, is the tale scary? This is where having a writing buddy (ideally one who writes in a format/genre different to your own) can be invaluable. Equally if you’re entering a competition and they offer feedback, then seriously consider going for this. I’ve always found this kind of feedback helpful.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Guest Blogging talks about some of the advantages of doing this. This came about as my recent Story Structure post on This World and Others has been shared with my blessing by Valerie Penny on her marvellous book review site. Valerie’s site reviews some prestigous books and gives good writing advice so I am flattered she wanted to share this post. I met Valerie at Swanwick earlier this year. Indeed she took pity on a lost looking soul (me!) arriving at Derby Railway Station and looking around wildly for where the Swanwick coach might be parked up!
It has been a busy writing day as the two notes above show. My post on FB tonight again shares the news and the links. Am very pleased with Valerie’s sharing of my post and the new story on Alfie Dog.
I thought I would share my feature image from this week’s Chandler’s Ford Today post as I think I can safely say, with all the positive things that have happened recently, I’ve travelled a few more miles up the writing road this week! (Important thing is never to end up in a cul-de-sac though!).