Today brings a special guest post from a wonderful and extraordinarily talented Anne Goodwin, who has also released her debut novel ‘Sugar and Snails’ TODAY. Get it on Amazon, immediately, I insist! Anne has kindly contributed to my Crafting Characters series and discusses creating awkward characters. So without further ado, I give you Anne Goodwin. [Read more…] about 6 Points To Consider When Crafting An Awkward Character – Anne Goodwin Debut Novellist
Archives for July 2015
Can you believe we have reached 50 writespirations already? Before we get into this weeks inspiration, I wanted to take a moment to get all slushy and thank all those wonderful bloggers that have contributed to making these Writespirations so fantastic. The more you contribute the more humble and grateful I feel that you have taken the time to visit my little blog and share with me a moment of your time and some of your undeniably extraordinary talents. So from me to you, a big thank you.
Enough gooey trite – to business… [Read more…] about Writespiration #50 Light vs Dark
Weird, weirdo, strange, unusual, abnormal, not normal, odd, freaky, eccentric, all words I’ve been called over the years. But why? Why have we (society) corrupted the words weird and inserted negative meanings into them? I don’t know about anyone else but I wasn’t party to the memo telling me the ‘Normal Police’ had been legislated and were arresting anyone who showed even a hint of stepping over the accepted line. I know humans are conformists, but really? [Read more…] about Accepting The Weird In You – A Writers Must #1000speak
You nominated in your hundreds – literally! I had to enlist a committee of fabulous bloggers (Ali, Geoff and Hugh) to help organise all the nominations and sort them into this, the official voting post. To find out more about the #BloggersBash event have a look at this, this or this.
Before we begin voting, there’s one more thing to add. The lovely Geoff decided we needed to stand out from the crowd so that y’all can find us at the British Library on the 1st August. So he has ordered some Annual Bloggers Bash t-shirts. The committee will be wearing them, but it was cheaper to bulk buy, so inevitably we have spares. SO, if you win one of the awards then a t shirt is yours! But if you would like a t-shirt anyway then they will be £6 on the day. Geoff is modelling one for us!
To business – Let the voting BEGIN…
Voting Closes 12pm 30th July
When I was at University, I spent some time in the Union – as president. During that time my major campaign was on
taking down working with Landlords. They had a terrible reputation for poor quality properties, generalising across all students, ripping off everyone, and loop holes in contracts. I created a student wide survey to establish the severity of the problem – and collect evidence to support my argument. The results were shocking, students suffering depression, hideous living conditions, and having thousands of pounds taken off them. I worked with various organisations to create a landlord accreditation scheme to beat out those landlord moguls. I am happy to say the schemes still running to this day :).
Have you ever failed to read a contract? Write a poem about the results, or a story about not having read the contract you just signed.