listening to Harry Belafonte singing Christmas carols — exquisite
Hello, everyone. It’s amazing what a little sunshine and blue sky will do for the mood. It helped to chew my first meal in a week, last night. The stitches came out of my mouth yesterday. We had pizza for supper. For anyone having gum surgery, I have a list of foods that work well with minor chewing on one side — it’s not really eating but it fuels one. I was, however, getting cranky. Apparently the brain likes an all mouth experience to count as satisfied. I repeat the procedure in January. My poor husband.
Do you remember a post back in September when I introduced Carrie King and her start-up, WritersWebTV? This is not a test. You don’t have to remember, but I don’t want you thinking ‘Margo needs a holiday. She’s written about this place’. I will give context and links as I write.
WritersWebTV is an online web TV channel dedicated to writers and writing. Yesterday I received another email from Carrie with some exciting news: We’re going to be re-broadcasting the workshops that we ran in 2013 at more US-friendly times.
The re-broadcast schedule is:
Wednesday, December 18th ’13, 10am PST: Writing for Children
Sunday, January 5th ’14, 10am EST: Getting Published
Saturday, January 18th ’14, 10am GMT: Writing Crime Fiction
Thursday, January 30th ’14, 10am AEDT: Writing Women’s Fiction
Featuring Irish and international best-selling writers and industry professionals, these workshops are aimed at new and aspiring authors keen to polish their writing and get it on the path to publication. Note the times are in different zones. There may still be some early rising to catch a workshop. When you visit the links, bear in mind that these workshops are free, but this is a business so they offer packages, should you want to own one. Many tidbits included, if you do buy.
Be sure to scroll down to see everything that is covered in the free workshops. Despite the fiction focus, there is much a poet can use and so many of you also write narratives. There will be workshops later with a poetic bent.
Another possibility, if you don’t see a workshop you want, at the moment, but you do want to keep tabs on WritersWebTV, is to join their Facebook page. I thoroughly enjoy the page as it comes chock-full of links, quotes, pointers and all other good things in small bites that we writers like so much. It also gives us a chance to see what may be coming up: A live online learning platform for writers. Currently cooking up workshops for 2014. Watch this space!
I shall see you tomorrow for the week’s prompt roundup; Tuesday for a borrowed prompt; and not again until January. Yep. It’s time to go dark for the holidays. Next Thursday I shall be on a plane winging to California where my sainted mother holds the family Christmas.
Happy writing, all.