Check out this Friday book share from this post on the Story Empire blog.
Check out this review of the book, The Bad Mother, by Amanda Brooke, as featured in this post on Alison Williams blog.
That’s what he wants you to think…
A good mother doesn’t forget things.
A good mother isn’t a danger to herself.
A good mother isn’t a danger to her baby.
You want to be the good mother you dreamed you could be.
But you’re not. You’re the bad mother you were destined to become.
At least, that what he wants you to believe…
Lucy is pregnant with her first child. She is happy with her husband Adam, and has a strong relationship with her mother who has brought Lucy up since the death of her father. But not everything is as it seems to be.
Lucy, an artist, has left behind her days of festivals, of going out and having fun, and is looking forward to a steady future with Adam, who, at eight years older, seems dependable and steady, who she trusts and who makes her feel…
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Check out the Only One Woman Competition from this post on Jane Risdon’s blog.
ONLY ONE WOMAN COMPETITION COMING SOON
We have another competition coming – keep your eyes peeled for details on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RenzandStella/
And our Only One Woman Blog: onlyonewomanblog.wordpress.com
We are giving away 3 signed copies of our mass market Paperback Edition of
ONLY ONE WOMAN
in our competition – which closes on 1st June 2018 – to the first 3 names drawn, who can answer a question about the novel, details of which will be shared during the next few days on our Facebook Page and WordPress Blog.
The Paperback is published by Accent Press on 24th May
and is slightly different from the Kindle Paperback and E-book on Amazon/Kobo etc.
This edition features a foreword written by Rock Icon,
formerly of The Marbles, Alcatraz, Ritchie Blackmore, and Rainbow etc; he now has his own band, THE GRAHAM BONNET BAND.
Graham Bonnet Band
Here is a…
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Check out these great writing links from this post on Staci Troilo’s blog.
As promised, I’m back to the regular post this week. And here’s my quote for you, via Neil Gaiman.
Ah, Neil Gaiman. He knows his stuff.
I had good days and bad this week. All told, though, I can’t complain. I’ve recently downloaded Dragon, the dictation software, and if I can figure out all the glitchy issues I’m dealing with, I think it’s going to pay off. Big time.
As for the “nothing else matters” part, I’m not totally onboard. I think God, country, family, and friends matter more. But looking at the sentiment from a purely professional standpoint, I agree. Bad days are from Hell, but good days are a blessing.
Hoping you had a week filled with many good days, and wishing you even better days next week.
And now, this week’s links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
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Meet author Shirley Ledlie from this post on Lucinda Clarke’s blog.
My guest this week has another inspiring story to tell. Like so many people we might bump into in our daily lives we have no idea what people have suffered – unless they write a book about it, and Shirley has done just that. Far from being a simple biography, Shirley’s book was suddenly in great demand, but I’ll let her tell you herself.
I was born in Nottingham, England in 1958 and yes, that means I will reach the big sixty later this year. I’m the author of Naked in the Wind-chemo, hairloss and Deceit plus, two short travelogues.
As far as writing is concerned, I’m a late starter. After moving to France, almost twenty years ago, I had the opportunity to sign a contract with the UK Bella Magazine to write a weekly life-style article. Each week I would write half a page about life in Brittany for…
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Check out these monthly creative events jobs and opportunities for May from this post on Bridget Whelan’s blog.
This month:Crime Writing, Jobs in Publishing, Inspirational Non Fiction, Scottish Poetry, TV writing, Weird fiction, Work Experience
Locations: London, Edinburgh, Harrogate, California, UK wide, Worldwide
The Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival
“… the best in the world – and I know, because I’ve done all of them” – Lee Child, author
Held in July in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the festival is now in its 15th year. International bestseller Lee Child is the Programming Chair for 2018.
For more information and to book: The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
BOUDICCA PRESS wants weird fiction short stories by women writers
An UK based independent press, Boudicca Press are currently looking for short stories from women of all ages in the UK to feature on their website. They accept stories by women and those who identify as women.
Deadline for submissions: midnight, Thursday 31st May.
Stories should be in the genre…
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Check out this great post from the Writing Mad blog with 5 types of rejection letters and what you can learn from them.
On submission? Then you’re either roller coasting upwards, or plummeting down; maybe though you’ve only just begun.
It still hurts to look at my fat folder of rejection letters, formerly known as ‘The Folder of Doom’, but I can’t bring myself to delete any of them. They’re badges of honour, aren’t they? Look at this pile, and yet still I carried on and on and . . .
Unwelcome though these missives were, they did contain some upsides though. Honest. Here’s what:
1. The Encouraging Rejection Letter
‘You write vividly, well.’ This was my first ever rejection letter dated 21 January 2013. It was for a novel called Out of The Cupboard – which was a pretentious precursor to The Maid’s Room. If an agent was bothering to be complimentary, then perhaps I was onto something, I thought. I chose to ignore every iota of advice that letter contained…
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