Author Archives: Sacha Black

Sacha Black has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, self-improvement, and breaking the rules. She also has the mind of a perpetual sixteen-year-old, only with slightly less drama and slightly more bills. Sacha writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son. When she’s not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, blogging, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules.

24 hours left to buy a @BloggersBash ticket #BloggersBash

Want to come to the hottest blogging event of the year? Then you’re guna need to buy your ticket TODAY.

There’s just four days to go until the big day, time is running out. Don’t know what the bash is? It’s an annual event for bloggers. It’s a physical meet up in London, England and it’s open to any blogger from any platform, in any country. There will be speakers, awards, a debate panel, lots of laughs and great conversation – what more could a blogger want? Find out more here and the FAQs here.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BUY YOUR TICKETS.

Not only are the tickets selling fast, but sales will end on the 7th June. SO GET YOUR TICKET NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

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1 DAY TO VOTE – 1 WEEK LEFT TO BUY YOUR TICKET – #BloggersBash @BloggersBash

The Bloggers Bash is nearly here! Yes, on the 10th June bloggers from the UK, Europe, the US and Canada will convene in London for a day of networking, chatting and meeting old friends…

The voting for the much-coveted Bloggers Bash awards have been open since May 18th, and tomorrow they will close. That means you have just one day left to vote for your favorites from an amazing selection of interesting, informative and downright brilliant blogs. Remember, you can only vote once!
GO VOTE HERE.
Don’t forget – there’s only
ONE WEEK LEFT TO BUY YOUR TICKETS.

Want to come to the actual award ceremony? THEN BUY A FREAKING TICKET FOLKS!

There’s just nine days to go until the big day and I get to squeeze all my blogging buddies to death… Okay, not to death but squeeze hard!

I AM SO EXCITED I’m pretty sure I just gave myself a hernia jumping up and down!

Don’t know what the bash is? It’s an annual event for bloggers. It’s a physical meet up in London, England and it’s open to any blogger from any platform, in any country. There will be speakers, awards, a debate panel, lots of laughs and great conversation – what more could a blogger want? Find out more here and the FAQs here.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BUY YOUR TICKETS.

Not only are the tickets selling fast, but sales will end on the 7th June. SO GET YOUR TICKET NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

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Writespiration COMPETITION #118 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 22


As you know by now, 2017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.

Your weekly challenge has been to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

But this week, we have something a little different.

In celebration of launching my book 13 Steps To Evil yesterday. I’m running a competition with prizes.

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13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft Superbad Villains Is HERE!

I know, I know. I can hear the groans of  ‘about freaking time, Sacha. What took you so long? It’s not like you’ve been writing for 7 years straight, Sacha, I mean Geeeez.’

All I can do is raise my weary eyebrow, wipe the sweat off my brow and down my glass of champagne.

FINALLY, today is the day I take the first steps toward fulfilling the dream little nine-year-old me had. Because right now, at this very moment, I get to put on that shiny gold badge I’ve been lusting after for an eon.

Today I become an author.

Fuck yeah, I do, people, Fuck YEAAAAAH I DOOOOOO!

I’m actually doing this dance. No, really.

The time for talking is over. 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft Superbad Villains, is here.

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Have You Voted Yet? #BloggersBash @bloggersbash

Have you? WELL? HAVE YOU?

The voting for the coveted Bloggers Bash awards has been open since May 18th, and there’s just one week to go. That means you have just one week left to vote for your favorites. So what are you doing?

GO VOTE HERE

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Writespiration #117 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 21

writespiration-20172017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

Submit your entries in the comments or on a blog post and I post them the following week with the new prompt. You have until Sunday to enter. Continue reading

2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards VOTING OPEN @bloggersbash #BloggersBash

This is it. The waiting is finally over.

The THIRD Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2017 are now OPEN FOR VOTING.

We had a HUGE number of nominations. Hundreds of them in fact! So thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate your fave bloggers.

Voting Closes June 2nd at 12pm. The winners will be announced on June 10th at the Bash in London. But if you can’t make it physically a winners post will go live at 5:15pm (BST) on the same day. Winners will have pingbacks to their blogs, but we all know how unreliable that is. So please make sure you check back to see if you won.

If you haven’t bought your ticket for the meet up yet, you can do so here.

TO THE VOTERS Choose carefully, you can only vote ONCE per award. There are 10 awards, (so this is a long post). Yes, you can vote in each category, but only once in every one.

TO THE NOMINEES – Good luck to you all. Every nomination is really well deserved and as a result, this year we are doing things a little differently. Winners will have their prizes and certificates shipped to them as well as their winner’s badges emailed. However, all nominees will be entitled to a Bloggers Bash nominee badge once the voting is over. 

Don’t forget to follow all the fun in our Facebook group, on Twitter, or using the Hashtag #BloggersBash. We also have a mailing list which ALWAYS gives you the most up to date info before anyone else. 

Disclaimer: The committee has done their best to coordinate the nominations and to ensure, where possible, we gave nominees a choice of which category they wanted to be in. Due to time constraints and limited resources, this may not have always been possible. In addition, the committee is not responsible for the quality of information nominators gave. The committee uses the information it is given. This year we specifically requested the ‘NAME OF YOUR BLOG’ not your first name. Therefore this is what we are displaying. If your name has been displayed incorrectly, you can contact us and request a change by emailing annualbloggersbash@yahoo.co.uk. While the committee will endeavor to make changes promptly we neither guarantee to make those changes nor do we guarantee to do so in a certain time frame. 

Please note, there is usually a large number of comments on this post. Therefore, all the committee will be helping to respond to comments as I’ll be at work when this goes live!

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TICKTICKTICK – BOOM – #BloggersBash Vote opens…. TOMORROW! @bloggersbash

I might well burst, tomorrow the voting for the Annual Bloggers Bash awards opens and I could not be more excited.

Make sure you check your inboxes because come 8am tomorrow the bash vote will be live.

Want to come to the actual award ceremony? THEN BUY A FREAKING TICKET FOLKS!

There’s just three weeks and three days to go until the big day I AM SO EXCITED I MIGHT pee!

Don’t know what the bash is? It’s an annual event for bloggers. It’s a physical meet up in London, England and it’s open to any blogger from any platform, in any country. There will be speakers, awards, a debate panel, lots of laughs and great conversation – what more could a blogger want? Find out more here and the FAQs here.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BUY YOUR TICKETS.

Not only are the tickets selling fast, but sales will end on the 7th June. SO GET YOUR TICKET NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

Continue reading

Writespiration #116 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 20

writespiration-2017

2017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

Submit your entries in the comments or on a blog post. You have until Sunday to enter.

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13 Steps To Evil Is Coming… ARC & Street Team Request

I’ve been absent sometime now; I burnt out. Which I am sure, for anyone that knows me, is not a surprise. Am I back? Yes, and also no. But that’s for another blog post. Today I have something exciting to announce.

In typical Sacha fashion, despite burning out and sleeping A LOT, I continued getting 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain ready for publication.

Well, guess what?

 It’s ready.

That’s right, FINALLY, after a 5-year long road, that’s been bumpier than the Himalayas, 2017 marks the year I release the first of hopefully many books.

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