Both involve me but are mainly about others.
Firstly, I’ve been helping to edit a series of novels by David Rory O’Neill. The novels are all connected but can all be read alone. Together, they span over a century and are full of very reachable characters, who overcome personal issues and historical events, keeping readers turning the pages. I love the stories, and sometimes find myself continuing with the editing when I should be doing other things.
One of these books, The Prairie Companions, will be free to download for a few days from tomorrow. This is a wonderful chance to sample a lovely set of novels.
I’ve just completed an online course. I’ve never taken an online course before, so I can’t compare it with anything, but this course was everything I expected and a lot more.
It’s Sally Quilford’s Pocket Novel Workshop. She’s running another one in June, and I highly recommend it. I found it extremely helpful and enjoyable. Sally hands out plenty of information and sets useful exercises. Her expert comments on the exercises provide very helpful advice for all participants.
If you’re wondering about this genre, I did too, once. Until one day when I felt things were getting on top of me and I happened to have a romance with me and I let it take me away to another world. Pocket novels are a form of escapism. Sometimes, it’s just what you need.
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Sincere thanks Miriam.
Thanks Miriam! I’m so glad your first experience of an online course was a positive one. It’s been a pleasure to have you on the course!
The Prairie Companions sounds lovely (how do they make it pay when they offer free downloads though?) And I’m glad to hear that your internet course was so helpful. I agree that the lightness of a pocket novel is much appreciated when life gets heavy… (and I love the way you signed off on my blog! Excellent!)
Congratulations on both counts! It all sounds like cool stuff.
Both of these sound like great things to be involved with. I’ll keep my eye out for the story.
It turns out the book is free to download on specific days. The next one is 6th April.