Hello to everyone from the sunny south of France.
The Bragging Stool is positively heaving this week and may need to be exchanged for a bench. First up is Vesna who had her powerful Ďphotocopyí story published by Raging Aardvark. Well-deserved! John also has good news from his publisher, who is very pleased with his new collection of poetry and will be publishing it soon. Fantastic! And Iíll sneak onto the end of the bench with my brag of reaching the final ten in the I Must Be Off travel writing competition. If I get no further at least Iíll be published on the site. †
Light is glimmering at the end of Jo and Doreenís tunnel after a lot of work on the Emag and Jo has sent out a PDF first draft to us all. So if you havenít already taken a look, she is asking for any suggestions for amendments. A quote is still needed for the front cover (am I right, Jo?). I think itís looking fantastic with just the right variety of content. If youíve not had a read through, please do so now.
The editing group are still (I assume, as itís a lot of work) beavering away at any necessary edits to the poems and stories for the Anthology. Good luck to all you guys.
Jo has posted an interesting Blog sharing Ď365 Blog Post Ideas for Authors and Writersí and showing us an example, which illustrates a useful, perhaps invaluable, way to plan writing a novel. Iím a big fan of lists myself.
Glyn is up for the Monday Muse and his prompts will no doubt appear in good time.
Crilly has posted a list of August Challenges which cover both fiction and poetry, so get on over there for some inspiration.
This coming Sunday, 9th August, there is an informal Chat on Skype, if anyone is around.
Please add if Iíve left anything out. Weíve still room on the Bragging Bench! Have a good writing week.