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Friday, 25 May 2018

Remember To Write



Remember To Write is the title of my story in the current issue of The People's Friend. (If you'd like to write for this magazine, click here 
for the guidelines and on their name just below this post for more information.) The setting for my story is a writing workshop. I'm co presenting one of those in Devon next March and making arrangements to run one in Cornwall this winter. (I'm not restricting myself to the West Country – that they're both close together is pure coincidence.)



Remember to write would also be good advice for me to follow at the moment. I'm currently away in the mobile writing retreat and let's just say I'm doing much more of the collecting inspiration part of the job than the getting words down part. Perhaps you can see why?




Thursday, 17 May 2018

Over to you

Here's another monthly random photo for use as a story prompt. 

It's also your chance to share success (or otherwise) ask questions*, report any womag news, tips, advice you 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.

What do you think of the illustrations used by the different womags? Got any favourites?

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

When Patsy met Adam

My story 'Always Adamant' is in the current (May 12th) issue of The People's Friend. Isn't the illustration nice?

I met Adam Ant once, which was rather nice as I was a big fan more years ago than I can believe have actually passed since then. He was totally charming, and I like to think I hardly blushed or giggled at all.

We discussed Georgian medicine, which is one of his many interests and was part of the day job I had at the time. Afterwards he invited me to his concert later that week, as his guest. Obviously I went.

That story is true. It's not the inspiration for the one in The People's Friend. There is a connection though, honest.

The People's Friend magazine will consider submissions from all writers, whether or not they've been previously published. You can find their guidelines here. You can also click on the magazine name below this post, or in the magazine quick links over on the left, to read other posts about this publication, including advice to improve your chances of success, including some comments from the fiction editor.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

A slight change

Just to say that I've set up comment moderation on the blog. That's not because I wish to restrict or censor comments here – quite the opposite. It's just because I've been getting a lot of spam; far more than the number of genuine comments. It's time consuming and extremely disheatrening to click on what I hope is a message to do with womagwriting and discovering it's an advert for viagra, or link to a scam or offensive site, which I need to delete as quickly as possible.

Please be assured that any genuine comments will be approved, whether or not they reflect my personal views. In taking over this blog it was my intention to provide a resource to benefit and support all womagwriters and I very much appreciate those people who support this blog in return by leaving comments, providing information or contributing guest posts.