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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Short Story Competition

Heaven Can Wait

Free to enter and prizes include consultation with an agent from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency. 
Closing date is 15 January 2010. Postal entries only. Fictional story maximum 1,000 words on the theme of “Heaven”. Click above to check out author Cally Taylor's website for the full rules. Cally writes romantic comedies and we met at Anam Cara writers retreat last year. HEAVEN CAN WAIT is her first novel. It came out in paperback last October - 20 reviews on Amazon and all of them positive.
In the Chicklitreviews Book Awards 2009 'Heaven Can Wait' was nominated for Book of the Year, Debut Novel of the Year, Tear-Jerker of the Year, Book Cover of the Year, Best Female Character and Best Male Character.  It won Best Debut Novel and BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2009!


Seaside Scribbler said...

Hi Bridget. Welcome to blogging! I heard about your blog via my friend Rosemary Behan who I gather is also your friend. I'm an aspiring writer who left my 8 year office job almost a year ago and am still trying to figure out what to do next! Your blog looks interesting, I look forward to reading more, and I'm just about to become your first follower! I'd love it if you could read my blog too and let me know what you think. It's just random ramblings really, but you can find it at www.theseasidescribbler.blogspot.com. Happy writing!

Bridget Whelan said...

The blogosphere actually exists -- amazing! Like your blog and have just signed up as a follower. Love the picture of the west pier.

i can see you're doing a lot of classes at the moment but I just want to tell you about one I have been running at Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project or almost five years....drop in writing class on Monday mornings £2 a session 10.30 to 12.30. Never know who will turn up - lowest is 2 and the most 15. Average about 7. Eclectic mix some students have low literacy skills, some are published and performing poets -- it's a really warm and supportive atmosphere.

Doesn't start until the 11th I think (must check!) It's in Tilbury Place off Carlton Hill (lots of other classes & services here - www.bucfp.org)

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Hi Bridget, and welcome to the world of blogging. It is a marvellous thing, I have met so many wonderful writers this way - it really expands the experience. But needs controlling, or it can take you over!
I wish you a very Happy New Year - and am in the midst of a very buzzy blog tour for Short Circuit - see, blogging is also great for spreading the wrord about our books.

Check out the tour stop tomorrow at the wonderful Asalted blog, run by writer Sara Crowley.

And come and write a guest post for my blog - email me...- what would you like to write about???



Bridget Whelan said...

You've been an inspiration...and I will follow your virtual tour with great interest. I know i will learn a lot. And thank you for the invite to guest blog. I've read about this....I shall be in touch.