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Writers' Corner / Re: You know you're a writer when...
« on: May 01, 2012, 10:06:21 PM »
...you move house and at least ten boxes contain writing books, notebooks, inspiration, copies of published stuff, copies of writer friends' published stuff, pens, pencils, dictaphone, post-its... and the cat has developed a habit of sitting on your feet as you write, just to be near you!

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Writers' Corner / Re: Fantasy-Faction Writing Group - Wanna Join?
« on: April 03, 2012, 11:04:49 PM »
I see you are already past six but I'd love to get involved. I have a new project on the go and more time to do it too!!

Just one thought, my chapters are fairly short compared to some, (sometimes around the 2k mark) might this be a deciding factor in groupings? I'm happy to read any genre and sometimes that helps with inspiration and development. Just concerned I could be spending more time giving critique than getting critique.

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Writers' Corner / Re: Twitfic competition - Get Writing, Get Tweeting 2012
« on: February 14, 2012, 12:24:52 AM »
The winner of the Get Writing Get Tweeting competition was @thejayfaulkner with this gem:

It’s one of those days. Wake up late. Car won’t start. Moaning boss.
Too much to do; no time to do it. Nothing going right, So I turn left instead.

Congratulations to Jay, this story will appear on the National Short Story Week website along with the Get Writing Cup winner, Sarah Tanburn and the Get Writing Young Writers Medal winner, Sam Ellis. Well done to all three! I'll update you when they are published.

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Writers' Corner / Re: Get Writing 2012
« on: February 14, 2012, 12:23:53 AM »
Thanks guys, it was a fab day, I'm really pleased you had such a great time. All the guest speakers are telling me they enjoyed it as much as all the delegates. Such a shame Marc couldn't get there, but these things happen. We're already talking about next year, I'll keep you posted :)

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Writers' Corner / Re: Twitfic competition - Get Writing, Get Tweeting 2012
« on: February 10, 2012, 12:49:19 AM »
Am I right in thinking you entered? I think I saw your name on the list :) 

I hasten to add that the judge won't see the names of course!

I'll post the results here in case you miss them elsewhere!

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Fantasy-Faction's 2013 Anthology / Re: Are you entering the contest?
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:43:00 PM »
I am definitely going to give this a go. Get Writing will be all over in just over a week so, ironically, I'll have more time to write again! I recently had a horror story accepted for an antho, am working on another so I'm feeling kind of warm and fuzzy about my progress right now  :)

Mind you, 5-8,000 words. I tend to be short and sweet but it'll be good to stretch myself!

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Writers' Corner / Re: Get Writing 2012
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:22:23 PM »
I promised that there would be an element of Get Writing 2012 that anyone could join in on and here's the first bit:

http://www.ifshakespeare.co.uk/?p=1668

It's Get Writing, Get Tweeting 2012 - enter a story within a tweet. The competition is open to all, the winner will be posted on the National Short Story Week website and all entries will be posted on If Shakespeare... the Verulam Writers' Circle blog as well as us tweeting some of the best from @getwriting2012

The deadline is 5pm GMT on Thursday 9th February 2012 and we'll be judging the entries at the event, Saturday 11th February 2012.

We'll be encouraging delegates to tweet on the day as well, if you want to join in follow us!

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Writers' Corner / Twitfic competition - Get Writing, Get Tweeting 2012
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:20:52 PM »
I promised that there would be an element of Get Writing 2012 that anyone could join in on and here's the first bit:

http://www.ifshakespeare.co.uk/?p=1668

It's Get Writing, Get Tweeting 2012 - enter a story within a tweet. The competition is open to all, the winner will be posted on the National Short Story Week website and all entries will be posted on If Shakespeare... the Verulam Writers' Circle blog as well as us tweeting some of the best from @getwriting2012

The deadline is 5pm GMT on Thursday 9th February 2012 and we'll be judging the entries at the event, Saturday 11th February 2012.

We'll be encouraging delegates to tweet on the day as well, if you want to join in follow us!

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Writers' Corner / Re: Get Writing 2012
« on: January 31, 2012, 12:26:55 AM »
In case you're planning to book for Get Writing, just a few days left before we close bookings! There are a couple of 'Facetime' 10 minute sessions with Lee Harris from Angry Robot left (and given that their next open door will focus on epic/high fantasy this could be a great opportunity), also a couple of 3 minute pitches with Adrian Chamberlin from Dark Continents.

The Twitfic competition will be launching this week, open to anyone who wants to join in. It'll be judged on the day by Ian Skillicorn from National Short Story Week, the winning entry will be published on their website.

I'll post a link to the competition here, as well as tweeting and sharing it on facebook!

Less than two weeks to go - I just don't know where the time went  :-\

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Writers' Corner / Re: Get Writing 2012
« on: January 18, 2012, 12:49:15 AM »
Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that Barry Cunningham (the man who commissioned J K Rowling for Bloomsbury) will now be giving the keynote talk at Get Writing 2012. He will talking about 'The future of writing'. I've seen him speak before and I'm really excited as this promises to be an amazing session.

Marc - one for you to interview? Can introduce you if you haven't already met him but then, you're Mr Big so you probably have lol!  ;D

Cheers,

Sandra

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Awesome!!!! Can't wait to see who's in it  ;D

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Fantasy-Faction's 2013 Anthology / Re: Overlords Teasers
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:33:14 PM »
Hmm, this entire section seems to be Teaserville!  ;D

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 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

If there's details in time for Get Writing, bring flyers or whatever you want to promote this!

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Writers' Corner / Re: Get Writing 2012
« on: December 28, 2011, 10:11:20 PM »
Please see below the latest announcement for Get Writing 2012, very exciting!!


Whether you have booked Get Writing 2012 yet or not (and why wouldn't you?) we are sure you will be pleased to see the following news:

STOP PRESS: Michael Rowley, newly appointed editorial director for SF and fantasy at Ebury Press, Random House, is the latest addition to the exciting programme for Get Writing! Writers take note: as the former SF and fantasy specialist buyer at Waterstone's head office for 7 years, and now with a brief to shape 'an exciting, innovative and profitable list,' Michael is an expert in the genre and actively on the look out for new talent. Come to Get Writing and get on the path to publication!

And if you haven't yet booked, well, what can we say:

Get Writing is, quite simply, the best value writer's conference around and the 2012 event features:

1. Peerless networking opportunities with some of the top names in publishing - and some great success stories to inspire you;

2. The Get Writing Conference Cup Short Story competition;

3. Workshops, seminars and keynotes covering every aspect of writing and its markets;

4. A special stream for young writers, 18+  (so if you know any, please let them know);

5. The popular and scary 3 and 5 minute pitches PLUS

6. For the first time (and for a small extra fee) the chance to make a 10 minute "Face Time" pitch to some of our key editors and agents.

What are you waiting for? Book now.

http://vwc.org.uk/getwriting2012.php

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Writers' Corner / Special offer for BFS members
« on: December 05, 2011, 11:12:01 PM »
Cornerstones Literary Agency have set up a special offer for any BFS member who books a critique with them - quote your membership number and get a 10% discount!

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/special-offer-on-critique-from-cornerstones-for-bfs-members/

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