Saturday, 27 October 2007

On the topic of writing workshops, I posted about the one that's had the greatest impact on my professional life on my Live Journal last night. The Oregon coast is about half way around the world for most of you, but of the ten at the last session I attended there was a writer from the UK and another (a Canadian ex-pat) from Paris. So some folks do make the journey. Maximum capacity is a dozen, but I was thinking we could make the October, 2008, a Novel Racers' mini-convention.
Go read my journal, and follow the link to Dean Wesley Smith's blog. Even if you don't really think you're going to go to Oregon.


Middle Ditch said...

Hi, do you suffer from those long dark nights? I am a script writer who for 7 years tried to get her work on tv. But it's who you know, not what you know in that nasty world. I turned to writing for radio and put it on the internet. middleditch.blogspot is a radio serial of quirky tales of village life. You van also google Middle Ditch to find the site. Listening to Middle Ditch will brighten up your long winter nights.


KeVin K. said...

Going ahead and putting the direct link to the specific post here since I've posted three or four things since.

Also, we might want to look into putting in one of those "type the words in the box" things so robots won't keep posting advertisements.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Liz
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the clarity of Lesley's covers, stark but atmospheric too, and a bit Gothic which I think works well. I have to ask her how she found her design style.

Producing a book is so much more complicated than just the writing. As the author, you're only one part of the process. I'm not sure the cover isn't as important as the text, from what people have been saying! The specific image on my cover was chosen by my publisher. We discussed what we thought would suit my book, but it's daunting to commit to one design. How do I know it's going to be effective???