September 8, 2018 at 11:16 am #792Knicky L. AbbottParticipant
Heya, Baz! Welcome to The Den 😊September 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm #810Claire WallerParticipant
Den of Writers, I am in you!
With the help of Jules.
… still as inept as ever, me.
Hello, everyone! *waves*
^_^September 8, 2018 at 1:19 pm #811JulesParticipant
Really good to see you here, Claire 😀September 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm #812
Woohoo! Hi CJSeptember 8, 2018 at 3:11 pm #821Knicky L. AbbottParticipant
Nice to have you here, Claire 😊
September 8, 2018 at 10:13 pm #835StevieParticipant
Phew! Managed to clamber aboard, soaking and dripping. Hi to all and thanks to the folks who nailed this site together.September 8, 2018 at 10:50 pm #838Mad IguanaParticipant
Hiya Baz, JT, CJ, Stevie. What a lot of folks there are.September 11, 2018 at 9:51 am #960JanetteParticipant
Am I putting this in the right place???
Anyhow, presuming I am, here is another with some exciting news to share. This year I decided to try my hand at external comps, but put them behind me as the lack of news seemed to confirm I was a novice at it.
… until this morning, when I received an email from Pennine Ink Writers’ Workshop, confirming I have not only won their flash fiction competition for 2018, but came second too! How unusual is that? – or am I going to hear the morning alarm going off any time now?September 11, 2018 at 9:58 am #961AthelstoneModerator
Ding ding ding – nope, still true! Brilliant news, Janette. Well done. And yes, it sounds very unusual.September 11, 2018 at 10:02 am #965
Brilliant news Janette – definitely one for the Podium. And make sure you put a note there when the story’s published 🙂September 11, 2018 at 10:06 am #967
J. That’s AMAZING! You are storming the flash scene! Are they putting together an anthology? Or website publication, or something?
And yeah, when you have a pub date/name, pop it on the Podium forum so’s we can all cheer.September 11, 2018 at 10:07 am #968JaneShuffParticipant
Massive congratulations Janette. Looking forward to reading it!September 11, 2018 at 10:24 am #971SandraParticipant
Only just found this Janette – brilliant and well-deserved news. Keep us posted.September 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm #1407
I came across this site by accident while browsing Twitter. So glad to have it, and much appreciation to the folk(s) who set it up.September 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm #1409
Hi Alan, good to make your acquaintanceSeptember 16, 2018 at 6:20 pm #1412JulesParticipant
Hi Alan 🙂 Welcome to the DenSeptember 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm #1415SquidgeParticipant
Good to know Mashie’s Twittery thing’s working! (says she who has no idea how to Twitter). Good to have you on board, Alan.September 16, 2018 at 7:03 pm #1416
Thanks, Daedalus, Jules & Squidge.
I think some of the members here were in Writewords and also the Writer’s Workshop Cloud.
Time moves on, but I’m still working on my first novel. At last, at last, I’m ready to submit to agents.September 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm #1417BarnyParticipantSeptember 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm #1420September 17, 2018 at 7:56 am #1427SquidgeParticipant
oops – my bad! Sorry, Mad!!September 17, 2018 at 8:28 am #1428Mad IguanaParticipant
No worries, @Squidge. Great to see people finding the site from wherever they come.
And Hi Alan!September 17, 2018 at 9:33 am #1432September 17, 2018 at 10:19 am #1437
At FOW18, I had two 1-to-1s. One was encouraging, the other quite negative. My cover letter was described as ‘tidy’, which I guess means it lacks punch. I know it was self-deprecating, because it’s just not me to boast. I can try to step it up a tad.September 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm #1448
@alanr It’s definitely v tricky to find a balance between not selling yourself enough, and being horribly ott, isn’t it? Factual seems to work best. Actually ‘tidy’ isn’t bad! Means you havent waffled on too long or included unnecessary info which can both be fatal.
Hope the 1:1s gave you some direction for what could be changed, even the not-so-good one?
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