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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Over To You

What's happening in Womag land?

Are you researching, writing, subbing? Had any acceptances, publications or rejections? Any other news?

Do you have tips to share, questions to ask, or suggestions for this blog?

If you're wondering about the photo, it's a lock on the Caledonian canal. Its (admittedly slight) link to womagwriting, is that just as I was about to take it, I got a call from Liz Smith, the My Weekly fiction editor at the time. Feel free to use it as a picture prompt. If you'd like other writing prompts, short exercises and story/scene suggestions then you might find this book useful.

Talking of sharing news, do you like this illustration in The People's Friend Special which is out this week?

I didn't mention the character being a redhead or wearing glasses in the story, but I had both when I visited The Friend offices last year – and I don't think my fondness for purple is much of a secret.


Anonymous said...

Oops! Sneaky rogue apostrophe alert! "It's (admittedly slight) link..."
Reassuring to see 'Even Homer Nods' Patsy! ��

(By the way, love the People's Friend illustration!)

Pedantic Pru

Patsy said...

@ Pedantic Pru – Ooops indeed. Them aposotrophes are slippery little suckers. Just when I've got 'em right, they slither over to another paragraph, sometimes they even switch stories.

Think I've zapped the slimey little git now.

Anonymous said...

Devious little varmints and no mistake. High vigilance and 'zapping' without mercy when spotted - the only answer.

Pedantic Pru

Anonymous said...

Great illustration - so much reminds me of you! Well done on the story, Patsy. Good wishes Kate Hogan

Liz said...

That illo is great, Patsy.

I had a second cosy crime long read accepted by People's Friend last week, so I'm pretty chuffed about that.

Megan said...

Re the it's and its - they are both correct. The second is a possessive and doesn't take an apostrophe, an exception to the rule. Sorry to be pedantic but I used to be a sub-editor, paid to spot these things.

Patsy said...

@ Kate – thank you.

@ Liz – Congratulations!

@ Megan – It's correct now, because I changed it after Pedantic Pru pointed out the error – so you're both correct! (If you fancy doing a guest post on avoiding/fixing this kind of mistake, I'd be very happy to host it.)