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  • #792
    Knicks
    Participant

    Heya, Baz! Welcome to The Den 😊

    #810
    Claire Waller
    Participant

    Den of Writers, I am in you!

    At last.

    With the help of Jules.

    … still as inept as ever, me.

    Hello, everyone! *waves*

    ^_^

    #811
    Jules
    Participant

    Really good to see you here, Claire 😀

    #812
    Daedalus
    Participant

    Woohoo! Hi CJ

    #821
    Knicks
    Participant

    Nice to have you here, Claire 😊
    Welcome

    #835
    Stevie
    Participant

    Phew! Managed to clamber aboard, soaking and dripping. Hi to all and thanks to the folks who nailed this site together.

    #838
    Mad Iguana
    Participant

    Hiya Baz, JT, CJ, Stevie. What a lot of folks there are.

    #960
    Janette
    Participant

    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?

    #961
    Athelstone
    Moderator

    Ding ding ding – nope, still true! Brilliant news, Janette. Well done. And yes, it sounds very unusual.

    #965
    Daedalus
    Participant

    Brilliant news Janette – definitely one for the Podium. And make sure you put a note there when the story’s published 🙂

    #967
    Raine
    Participant

    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.

    #968
    JaneShuff
    Participant

    Massive congratulations Janette. Looking forward to reading it!

    #971
    Sandra
    Participant

    Only just found this Janette – brilliant and well-deserved news. Keep us posted.

    #1407
    Alan Rain
    Participant

    Hi,
    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.

    #1409
    Daedalus
    Participant

    Hi Alan, good to make your acquaintance

    #1412
    Jules
    Participant

    Hi Alan 🙂 Welcome to the Den

    #1415
    Squidge
    Participant

    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.

    #1416
    Alan Rain
    Participant

    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.

    #1417
    Barny
    Participant

    @Squidge – I think you meant to thank @madiguana, the Admin who is custodian of the Den’s twitter channel 🙂

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    #1420
    Daedalus
    Participant

    Big step @alanr – best of luck with the subs, keep us posted with your progress

    #1427
    Squidge
    Participant

    oops – my bad! Sorry, Mad!!

    #1428
    Mad Iguana
    Participant

    No worries, @Squidge. Great to see people finding the site from wherever they come.
    And Hi Alan!

    #1432
    Raine
    Participant

    Good luck @alanr! If you want a hand with cover letters etc, then post in the Forum & I (and others) will be happy to throw some advice at you! 🙂

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Raine.
    #1437
    Alan Rain
    Participant

    Thanks Lorraine,
    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.

    #1448
    Raine
    Participant

    @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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