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Friday, 23 February 2018

Woman's Weekly payments.

I've been asked about payments from Woman's Weekly as for some people these haven't arrived when expected. Don't panic! It's simply that these are now being made on publication, not acceptance as used to be the case.

Once your story has been scheduled (which might be quite a while after acceptance) you should get something through from Desknet and this will give the publication date. Payment will be made in the usual way shortly afterwards.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Want to talk about writing?

On #writingchat tonight we're discussing what stops us writing and how to get over it.

#writingchat is a weekly twitter event, with a different topic each time.  It's on Wednesdays, 8-9pm UK time. Everyone with an interest in writing is welcome to join in.

Please remember to use the #writingchat hashtag, so we can find your tweets and respond.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

There's just time ...

Today is the last chance to get All That Love Stuff, my collection of romantic short stories, for 99p (99c) as it goes back up to £1.99 ($2.99) tomorrow. Still, in my biased opinion either price is a bargain for 24 lovely stories.

There's also still time to book a place on the Writers' Weekend Workshop, run by myself and Anne Rainbow in Devon, 9th to 11th of March.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Over to you

Each month I'll be making a posting just like this one, so blog readers can share their success (or otherwise) ask  questions*, report any womag news, tips, advice they may have, or make womag related comments or observations. (If you have news or a question relating to a particular magazine, it's also fine to add it as a comment to the latest post for that magazine.)

*If you can answer these, please do.

I've decided to include a picture each month which you may, if you like, use as a story prompt. Do you like that idea? Have you ever written a story using a picture prompt?

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Valentine Gimmick

I have a story called Valentine Gimmick in the Valentine's Special issue of Ireland's Own. It's on their website too.








If you enjoyed that story, you might like All That Love Stuff – a collection of 24 short stories which is currently on offer for 99p/99c.