Friday, 16 April 2010

A signing

No, not me. Sigh. But my friend, Ellen Renner, who wrote the wonderful Castle of Shadows that I have mentioned before. She is in Exeter Waterstones (Roman Gate, next to Boots) at 1pm on Saturday 17th April. Do hop along if you can. Or if you haven't got a bad foot, you could walk, skip, run even, although Exeter is a bit crowded on Saturdays.

Castle of Shadows is a great adventure story for 8-100 year kids. I loved it.


Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Long time no blog. Shameful, I know and rather feeble.
However, I have got lots done. Very pleased with students' anthology and I hope everyone is proud of their efforts.

I've spent a lot of time this term grumbling about layout and when to indent and not to indent. Also, it is a pain that the default setting for most word processing comes with a double space on return, because fiction isn't set out like that. But it isn't impossible to change! Find a kind young thing to change it for you if necessary.

Having advised that a forensic eye is necessary for submissions, I've discovered a missing word in something I've submitted which renders the third sentence gobbledegook. Ah well. Might be all right. Is it worse than the major factual error in my last shortlisted story? Gulp. I didn't just say that, really I didn't...