Friday, 5 August 2011

Summer's Here

We seem to be well served with writers' clubs where I live.

Trowell Writers have packed up until September. We had our annual summer fuddle on Monday night. A few sandwiches, cakes, sausage rolls.

Nottingham Writers Club also has a summer break. Wednesday was their social and took the form of a murder mystery night. A few nibbles also on offer.

Erewash Writers held a two-hour workshop over Wednesday lunchtime. I'm not a member here but they often take part in some of the Trowell events and vice versa. A couple of us paid our £3 and went along. I thought it was two hours well spent.

Just results day coming up in a couple of weeks and that will be the last of my duties at college until the retakes in January.

With all these 'seasons' coming to an end it feels like old fashioned school holidays at the moment. And with the news that the story I sold to T-a-B Fiction Feast back in April has finally appeared in the latest (September) issue plus the fact that I've sold another to That's Life! (Australia) I'm starting to get into holiday mood.


  1. Congrats on the TaB publication - I know how hard it is to get anything in there.

    I'm not at all tempted to join a writing group with you - I here you murder people during the meetings.

  2. Congrats on your latest sale, and I will look out for you in TaB.

  3. Keith, this really is your year! Congratulations! I hope the exam results are as good.

  4. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading your story in FF :-)

  5. Congratulations on the sales! I read That's Life all the time - the weekly mag and the fast fiction - I will keep a lot out for it. May I ask what name you write under?

  6. Thanks, Patsy. It was so stifling last Wednesday night that the only thing I wanted to murder was a pint.

    Thanks, Joanne. It will be on the shelves until the end of August.

    The students are pretty good, Frances, so I'm sure the results will be excellent.

    Thanks, Teresa. I've already read yours.

    Welcome, Diane. I write under my real name, Keith Havers. I understand it will be in issue 35.

  7. Well Done Keith what wonderful news after reading in the Writing Mags that the women mags are dropping short stories you were up against lots of other writers all trying to get their stories into print.

  8. Thanks, Jarmara. It just shows - persistence pays off.

  9. Congratulations for publishing some of your work. Don't forget to write it down so I can read it out your success at the next meeting. Why don't you read it at the next manuscript Wednesday? I'd love to hear it.

  10. Thanks, Angela. I'll try and remember to print it off for you.
    As for reading things out - I'd rather do stuff that I'm actually working on so I can get some good feedback. I need all the help I can get.