Preparing talks

I have two very different talks in the next two weeks. One is for Worthy Words, the writing group run by Wendy Hughes at Worthing Library. Here I am going to tell the group about a course on radio drama that I have just completed.

The following week I am talking the Worthing Friendship Centre members on “From Manuscript to Microphone,”explaining how I went from being a novelist to recording a talking newspaper for the blind. I have some CDs with examples of the kind of thing the Voice of Progress produce. I also have some information about the Calibre audio library as they have the first of my novels.

I have not recorded any other books although I have read some poems for the listeners. I just hope they enjoy the pantomime in December.

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Education

Just cut down my short story from 3500 words to 2450 for a competition. That was a good exercise.

I was considering trying to go back into education as a student until I found out how much it would cost. I really need a sense of direction if I am to keep writing through the summer.I doubt if I would have the time or the stamina for a degree and I’m frightened to pay for stuff I already know.I’ll keep researching on line courses and perhaps I’ll find one by September.Meanwhile the Sea Scribes and Worthy Words will keep me on track.

New Play 3

The play is now typed out and I have seen the errors. Still, it’s good enough to read to Sea Scribes and I’m sure they will help me to improve it.

I also have a short story on the go for another competition. Thank goodness for Writing Magazine. They keep me going, along with Worthy Words where Wendy gives us homework. This month it made me delve into my past and I found out my memory of fifty years ago is inaccurate. It’s a good job I’m not writing an autobiography.

Looking at photo of our wedding day can be quite a shock. We can never look like that again. Still, it’s better than just having photos on line. I’m glad we have an album.

Story homework

Just typed out a story for Worthy Words, our local writing group. Suffering with a painful jaw as have had a tooth out this morning. I don’t expect any sympathy as the rest of the family are on facebook and I’m staying here. I think I need to take the advice I got on twitter and send details of my website and books to my email list. Perhaps I’ll wait until Christmas as I usually do one of those dreaded round robins.

My first sale of “A Lesson for the Teacher” has been made on Amazon. If people look at my juliecround websites they will find the rest ( mostly cheap, second hand)

Next task, looking out familiar poems for reading at a care home. They won’t know mine but I have a few short or funny ones that should amuse them,especially from “Green Fingers” by Richard Arkell  1934.