*wriggles slightly*Hi. Yup it's me. I'm stuck... do you think you could get me out of here? Whoo... thanks! That was brilliant.Yes I know I haven't done anything of what I had promised to do during my birthday - well apart from discount the books... I didn't get much choice - there's been something wrong… Continue reading Between a rock and a hard place.
Don’t Make Assumptions About Mental Health
I have had days like these…
I have had months and weeks and years like these…
Just because I sometimes need help, don’t assume I don’t have a lot to offer
In 2000, I was too frightened of the world to open my post or answer my phone for 6 months, racking up massive bank charges and getting my phone line cut off as a result. But the same year, I won the World Intelligence Championships.
Some days, it is so hard to move my legs I have to get up over an hour early just to get out of the front door. But I competed for my university athletics team and have attained a national level of achievement at indoor rowing.
Put me in a party or a restaurant and I will be so overwhelmed that I will have to make for the nearest corner or door in order to avoid a crippling panic attack. But I have won poetry slams and TV game shows…
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An open letter to every publisher in the world
I feel his pain so intently – he’s way above me in the publishing stakes and really does deserve the attention of a decent publisher! Please, reblog HIS post (ie: follow the link in mine to his blog and then reblog into yours) share it on Twitter and Facebook – let’s get this brilliant but seriously frustrated author into the spotlight…
Dear every publisher in the world.
This letter is not typed from a bitter place. My heart is a smiley sticker.
As I type, I type these words with Captain Happy in control at the wheel of my brain.
I have a simple question for you.
What does it take in this current climate to convince a publisher to read original material from a writer?
As far as unpublished authors go, am I close to being one of the authors with a chance of having their first chapter reviewed?
Before you answer my question, here is some information about me; some reasons why, I believe, perhaps I should be given half an hour of your time in a day of your choosing.
I was shortlisted for The Dundee International Book Prize, please click on the 2012 shortlist here: http://www.dundeebookprize.com/archive.htm
I have a decent chunk of followers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/craigstone_
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