Oh dear. I'm dreading the change in the law about data protection. On May 25th, nobody will be able to keep any information about another person without their permission. And that permission has to be expressly given, an unsubscribe option (which is on all the emails I send via MailChimp) is not longer good enough.
I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to deal with this issue, but everyone who is currently on my mailing list will shortly be hearing from me. I sincerely hope that most people will want to stay subscribed. I'm a very infrequent blogger and emailer, but it is a very useful way of letting people know about everything we do here at CreativeWritingMatters.
More on this soon.
Three nice things!
Sophie's debut novel is being re-issued with a fabulous new cover. The Generation Game won both the Yeovil Novel Prize and the Luke Bitmead Award. If you haven't read it, now is the time, especially as the programme is back on the telly. The Exeter Novel Prize award ceremony went very well, and it was lovely to have such appreciative thanks from everyone that came. Spring is supposed to be here and we should be basking in daffodils right now, but here are some jolly umbrellas instead. They're adorning Exeter High St which has had several drenchings lately. We can still imagine the daffodils though, and this poem will help. Listen to this beautiful reading of Wordsworth's masterpiece. When I heard it, it was as if for the first time, although I know it very well.