Ok, I know I added a video from YouTube to my blog last month; but when I watched this one I felt sure that you’d want to see it too … Come on, do you think that this is the end of publishing?
Sometime we just need to hear from others who have been where we are now, we need to hear what they have to say and the video below is the perfect fit with my Thursday Throng interviews, because almost every author that takes part who answers the question about advice, says that a writer needs to WRITE – it’s what we do, so get on and do it.
When I was musing on how to condense everything I know about the writing and publishing and marketing process into just a single blog post I had a eureka moment; ‘why not see if there is a presentation that explains it reasonably succinctly and easily so that anyone watching will understand and take away something useful they can work with’. And I found it on my favourite presentation network Slideshare. The blurb about the presentation says “An exclusive look at the making of the highly anticipated new book Likeonomics – including lots of practical real world advice on how to sell, research and write your own book.” It’s brilliant and very informative too and I hope you enjoy it.
There are many types of travel writing. There are the Berlitz style of travel guide which you pick up in the Airport when you’ve realise you don’t even know how to say ‘hello‘ to the locals in the country that is destined to share your holiday. These guides cover the bare bones of the tourist traps that are the ‘must see‘ of this particular destination; they almost always contain a section on ‘practical information‘ which tell you how to say ‘Sir, I have lost my hat‘ in 16 different dialects. They’re excellent at helping you to orient yourself in a new culture, but let’s face it they can be a bit, well, dull
Once again we have a slew of new competitions announced to the UK short story and poetry writing public, we also have 15 ending this month too, including my own Hysteria 2012 short story and poetry competition for women. You can find the complete listing on the Writing Competition Listings Page.
I’ve just received my very first blogging award and I am very chuffed about it too. It’s been awarded to me by the lovely Karen Payze of Drawing Room Days and it’s really made my day. I feel all warm and fuzzy and I fancy a little glass of champagne to celebrate .. or perhaps I’ll settle for a cup of peppermint tea instead.