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.
With no new novel on the go I have turned to Competitions to find a subject for a short story. Maybe I’m odd but I avoid all the ones with no theme.
Writing Magazine always has lots to choose from but when I tried to write one on ‘Love’ I could not think of anything original. I thought about entering the one on ‘Hate’ but found that even more difficult.
‘Scribble’ magazine always has a great selection of stories but the last two I sent in were rejected. I could see why – they just weren’t fascinating enough. Also, my writing style has changed over the years and dialogue is taking over. It should be appropriate for short stories but there has to be a balance.
The UK Southern Book Show now has a website with notes about some of the authors who will be attending. This promises to be an exciting event so I am looking forward to October.
Look what I just found! Now I can use them all the time.
I bought a new mobile this week. I was enjoying it until someone rang. There’s no way I can answer in 15 seconds. I’ve tried to find out how to make it ring for longer but I can’t get through. Even the google answers say 30 seconds is the max. That isn’t enough if my phone is in another room HELP!
Voice of Progress, the website I asked people to visit to hear the Christmas Pantomime ‘The Wizard of Was’ is changing its name to Sussex Coast Talking News in an effort to give folk a better idea of who we are and what we do.
Every two weeks three volunteers record items of news from the local papers and send them out on CDs for those people who are registered blind or sight limited who have asked for this free service. The area covered stretches from Bognor to Shoreham and encompasses Worthing and Littlehampton.
Extra volunteers for reading or editing are always welcome. The recordings take place in Rustington and the contact number is 01903 776569.
You must think I’m dumb. I have just noticed the paperclip on the top menu and supposes it makes a link. Nobody told me. Now to find out how it works. I guess you can link internally or externally. Goodreads already have my blog linked and one of my websites links to Amazon. I have just listened to Hugh about ‘Press this.’ It all makes me feel so ignorant. Someone did ask how to get my books and asked for a link but I didn’t know what to tell them. As soon as the next book is ready for publication I’ll delve further. Meantime, I’m in the zone, so forgive me. I’m writing!
Thanks, Pete and Ajay. That was very helpful. I got confused because my son,Martin (Sticky) Round is a journalist and is often on line and I thought he was reading my blog! No such luck – the family don’t follow me at all. ( They are on facebook)
Now I need some help choosing what to write about as the advice on twitter is to stick to one subject so telling folk about the events I have attended and the things that irritate me should not be mixed in with the books and poems I have written.
My website http://www.juliecround.co.uk covers most of my background so I try to keep the blog up to date with happenings but I am finding my readers probably prefer it when I put poems on. If that will get me followers I’ll try to write one a week but it won’t be easy to illustrate them all.
Now I have finished the radio play course I need one on presentations!