The anthology by a group of writers attending a class in Portslade had it’s launch last night. A full house and very much a party atmosphere at the Amnesty Book Shop in Sydney Street that hosted the event.
The talented tutor in creative writing and editor of the book, Bridget Whelan, was there to hear items read from it either by the authors themselves or on their behalf. There was touching and funny poetry and many original short stories.
It would seem that Portslade community college is a good place to study too!
Well done all those involved in ‘Dancing with Words’ which can be bought on Amazon.
Anthologies must be the way forward for writing groups in general. How lovely to have something you have written included in a book even if often just for family and friends. I know from experience that self-publishing on Lulu is a manageable way to produce a book, but you do need computer knowledge. Alteratively one can find someone to help with editing and production. I had the help of Kiersty Boon who started her novel on a website and then went on to publish the whole thing. Her fees are modest.
There are just so many writers out there, many simply doing it for their own pleasure but I suspect some of them aspire to write something remarkable, attract an agent etc. Frankly that’s a long shot, many first novels are often just a rite of passage and may never get to publication. There is however a – write novel in a month challenge in November which is a regular online event. nanowrimo.org/ and another way to get started.
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