Monday, April 5, 2010

Blogging Eck!

Well, first of all, I should say thank you to Julie Phillips for awarding my blog a beautiful blogger award! And, as is custom when receiving such an award, I would like to thank my parents, my postman (despite all the rejections), the woodlouse that happens to be walking across my carpet at this very moment .... (pause) .... it's okay, I've just thrown him out of the window. He's now outside, where he should be. (At least, I think it's a 'he'.)

Award receivers are encouraged to pass on the award to 10 more bloggers, so here's my list:

  1. Mistakes Writers Make (And How To Put Them Write)
  2. The Writers Bureau Blog
  3. Article Antics
  4. From The Chair's Cupboard
  5. Working 2 Write
  6. It's Only Words
  7. Rob in Espana
  8. Writing Buddies
  9. Help, I Need A Publisher
  10. Heather Bestel

So, there you have it - my top ten blogs.

And if you don't have a blog, then why not consider writing one yourself? From a writing point of view, they have several benefits:

  • It's gets you into the habit of writing something regularly.
  • It helps you to develop your writing style.
  • It doesn't have to be long - just a few snippets of ideas or thoughts are all you need.
  • You can use it to paste examples of your published work, for editors to view.
  • You can share your successes with others.
  • You can get feedback and ideas from others.
Simply visit or to find out more about setting up your own blog.

Finally, a little competition is always a good thing, and The Writers Bureau have just launched their big annual Poetry and Short Story competition. First prize is £1,000, so it's certainly worth the effort!

For more information, visit

Good luck!