Swanwick Day 6 – #Swanwick65


What can I say about last nights speaker, Curtis Jobling?That guy has so much energy it wore me out just listening to him!

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If you’re into YA and fantasy you have got to check out his Wereworld series of books, but, if you just like to be tickled, perhaps Curious Cow is more up your street πŸ˜‰

Today has been a lovely day….the last part of my novel writing course with Alexa, dregs party on the lawn, tea with friends and some writing πŸ™‚

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Jayne, Lorraine & Maddie.

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Dregs party.

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Me and Rae.

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Curtis drew some of his characters which were auctioned off to raise funds for the school.

And then to top everything off tonight’s speaker was Deborah Moggach who was fabulous!

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One thing Deborah did say was that she has to have a title for a novel before she starts, because she feels that it focuses her. I totally agree! Do you like to have a title before you start?

Right, I’m off to bed….early start tomorrow….back to reality! πŸ™‚

Swanwick Day 5 – #Swanwick65


The plays put on last night were absolutely brilliant! I especially liked Michael’s astronaut costume. Can’t wait to find out which play won!

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I don’t know if it’s because I was awake at 5.55 this morning, or whether it’s just everything on top of that, but I’m beginning to wane…I’m falling asleep left right and center lol

This morning I was going to go to the Blogging lesson but decided to do some writing instead. So the hour I would have been there was spent doing a couple of characterisations (and you know how much I love to do those) which kept me awake.

Then mid morning it was off to the Literary fiction class. Alexa is very good, she takes time to make sure everyone understands, and the class ended up running over. Today we worked on setting and Alexa shared with us a great resource…..

Katy Darby’s Place Mind Map

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Oh how I love a mind map. For more info on how to use this one click the link above. So that was fun πŸ™‚

I skipped the afternoon session (which was the 2nd part of the Blogging class I missed this morning) and actually ended up reading a book *shock horror gasp* in one of my favourite Swanwick spots…

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I hope you can see in the photo what it says carved into the roof? PERFECT!

Ahhhh, yes, that brings me onto books…I’ve visited the book room 3 times, and here are my purchases…

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If The Hubsters reading this, darling, I’m supporting my fellow writers πŸ˜‰

Right, need to get ready for dinner and tonight’s speaker (Curtis Jobling) but I’ll tell you all about that tomorrow, it’ll be an early night for me tonight that’s for sure!