After sending a short story off to a website I started writing my next talk. This will be about Sussex in Fiction and I have chosen a few authors to give as examples of how the County is used as a background in a number of novels, notably those by Simon Brett and Peter James. I’m sure there are many others I have yet to discover but I have completed six pages so do not feel the holiday period has been wasted.
Naturally I have included my six Sussex based novels among those mentioned although I only quote from two. They can all be found through the website http://www.juliecround.com while more about my activities are still on http://www.juliecround.co.uk.
I look forward to continuing my association with the local W.I.
I’m really hard on people who make mistakes in posts on twitter and wordpress and then I go and do the same thing myself. There’s something about writing on a computer rather than on paper that leads to the most stupid errors, especially if one is writing in a hurry, responding in a temper, or just feeling hot and lazy.
Proof reading seems essential when one is producing a manuscript but unnecessary when one is posting on line. We think we have written what we meant to say but the odd typo crops up and we miss it, if we don’t check before we press send.
Sometimes we get the opportunity to edit what we have sent, but not always and sometimes we rely on the computer spellcheck and miss a homophone.
‘Grate and great, week and weak, their and there’ can catch anybody out and I need to leave the schoolteacher in me behind and be a bit more sympathetic. Sorry, folks.
I’m getting nagged to try facebook or whatsapp. So far I have resisted but there is so little connection on wordpress with folk from the UK that I am tempted.
I guess it’s because I haven’t a book on the go. I should get my copies from the printer on Friday and then it will be time for a marketing burst.
I’m designing invitations when I’m not messing about on ancestry. I found a relative with six siblings, all passed away, but maybe they have progeny. Is it worth looking? I don’t expect so. I’ll put my usual image on until I get a few more on my new phone.
This post is to make sure I can post and everything I write does not go onto site pages as the last post did!
Trying to download a photo to put in a comment on a wordpress post but having difficulty. Lets see if it works! Wow! It did. Took ages but I’m getting there!Vespa.
I wasn’t happy with the new theme so I have reverted to the old one. Now I have to check if I have lost anything. I’m going to have another go at the photos so there may be one on here from the Southern Book Show. No, it still won’t load but here’s a nice picture instead. I found it when I was looking for book covers but it’s the wrong shape.
Somebody said if I change the theme I might be able to load my photos. OK. I’ve done that but it still won’t work.
I’d be glad to hear if you all like the new theme. if not, I’ll go back to the old one. I’m a bit fed up with the computer as it has a will of its own at present. Just when I was getting used to putting pictures on it stops allowing it! Now I have to find out if the problem is wordpress or the photos. It even won’t load ones it did before! Is this Windows 10’s fault?
I’m going to try again now, with a photo I have loaded before: That worked. New one didn’t.