This birthday card made me laugh. I love that the Thesaurus is wearing glasses although mine yoyo on and off these days as I prefer reading and writing on the laptop without them. Talking of days, it has been so busy lately, that I am in a bit of daze. Margaret and I were thrilled with the response to the first chapter of The Creative Writing Student's Handbook. The website had just short of a thousand hits on the first day. Brilliant.
On Wednesday I went to West Exe Technical College to present the prize to the winner of their story competition. Well done to Ewan Meluish - an outstanding winner. You can read his story HERE. I hope his win gives him confidence in his writing.
Sophie has recently written a brilliant blog about the importance of learning from mistakes and being brave. Both essential characteristics for writers. All enquiries about the Write-on have been from those anxious they won't be good enough. It makes me sad. Improvement comes from having the confidence to step outside one's comfort zone. Both Sophie and myself have had to do that to get where we are - which is only along the same road that you are travelling. Read her blog HERE and have a big think about signing up for the Write-on. We look forward to seeing you there.