Phil: A few posts ago, Ms Nolan commented adversely on my ability to have a drink without feeling poorly the next day. I retorted that it must have been something to do with the quality of the beer, and not my ability to handle it. I don’t think she was convinced.
So, purely in the interests of science, I headed off to the Long Itchington Beer Festival to see who was right. Obviously, I took no pleasure in this, although the pint of “Betty Stoggs” was particularly good, but did it just to prove a point. After all, I can’t be going around having my manhood impuned on the Internet can I ?
You’ll be pleased to know that despite consuming (for the purposes of science as noted earlier) twice as much beer as I had after the book festival, in the morning I felt absolutely fine. Point proved. Nolan – Nah Nah Nahnana.
Talking of the book festival, I opened yesterdays Guardian to see a piece by Deborah Orr recommending a couple of writers. Who should be smiling out from the page ? Only that Rachel Joyce who we saw at the festival.
Candice:Last year, Phil and I went to an event called “How to get published.” Organised by the esteemed publication, the writers and artist yearbook. We came away with lots of ideas about our writing style, what might work when writing to an agent, and how it’s all really a game as there are no right or wrong answers. We also learned alot about our fellow writers, their thoughts, approaches and dress sense. (Nice Mulberry bag not essential but a bonus).
Nearly one year on and we have a few more rejection letters under our belt, some more feedback from our readers and some suggestions for a rewrite. In fact, I had another idea about an approach when I was out running the other day, but I am going to keep that between me and Phil for our next catch up. So, we thought we have a dip into this how to get published malarky again, just to keep us fresh.
Tonight we are off to an event that is part of Stratford Literary Festival so see if some of the Bard’s success will rub off on us. We’ll let you know how we get on.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends….
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