Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition

The Bloggers Bash writing competition was so popular last year that the committee is bringing it back (with a slight difference) for 2018.

#bloggersbash #writing #competition #blogging

As you may have noticed, there’s another exciting event happening in London the same day as our Bloggers Bash. Although it won’t be as much fun as our event, the news of a Royal Wedding has undoubtedly given us a lot to think about.

So, the Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition 2018 is on the theme of ‘Royalty.’ You’ve got a maximum of 300 words to share a flash fiction story, anecdote, poem, or another piece of work or writing on the theme of royalty. You might be inspired by Harry and his princess, or by the venue of this year’s Bloggers Bash (George IV). Or you might have another idea in mind. If you’re a photographer, then publish a post that includes photos of what ‘Royalty’ means to you.

The Cost: £5 per entry or £8 for two entries – all proceeds go to funding The Bloggers Bash, payment accepted through PayPal only, at the bottom of the post. Continue reading

LAST CHANCE to Get Early Bird Bloggers Bash Tickets @BloggersBash #TwitterTuesday

Thinking of coming to this year’s Blogger’s Bash? If so, time is running out to get your early bird tickets!

GET YOUR TICKET NOW!

The Bash will be held on May 19th in the leafy London suburb of Chiswick, and tickets are already selling fast. The day is a great chance to socialise with other bloggers as well as learn more about blogging, with talks, Q&A session and a panel discussion all included in the price.

Our early bird offer means you can get your ticket for the discounted cost of only £20 – but only until January 11th. After that, prices rise to the standard ticket price of £25, with late entry tickets available between the 4th and 18th of May for £30. Continue reading

Untangle Plot Problems With This Quick Tip #MondayBlogs #amwriting

Writers talk about their characters being disobedient all the time. It’s like some kind of cosmic joke, we spend weeks planning, checking, re-checking. We dust our shirt collar in a smug, ‘I’ve defeated my story outline’ pose, only to get 30,000 words or so into our novel and the little darlings bastards have pitched a killer twist that’s so far out of left field even book-God himself wouldn’t have seen it coming.

Sentient.

I’m telling you.

Those little story critters know exactly what their doing. Lulling us into a false sense of security and then when we’re balls deep into the flabby middle, they slap us upside the head with something so good, we can’t ignore it. Tyrants. Heathens. Thou cullionly idle-headed hedge-pigs!

And so, the plot is messed up, the timeline fudged and your brain a crockpot of drafts, twists, confused dialogue and stroppy characters.

What to do?

Here’s a quick tip to help you beat those little darlings back into shape. Continue reading

Come Join Me For A Live Q&A Session On Instagram With @chicklitdesigns

Ever wanted to heckle ask an author a question? Now’s your chance.

In one hour, (8PM U.K time, 3pm EST time), I will be live answering questions all about Keepers with Once Upon A Book Club Box.

Once Upon A Book Club Box is a monthly subscription box, you get a surprise book and several goodies that are wrapped and labelled with a book page – you can only open the gift on that page. It’s AWESOME.

If you fancy joining me, asking me a question, or finding out more about Keepers then jump on over to Instagram, you need to be following Once Upon A Book Club Box to receive the notification that we’re live.

That’s it. Super easy. Go follow them and I’ll see you live in the story feed at 8/3PM.

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