Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Interview or other, Instalment #2

A few posts back, I spoke about, blog interviews. There are so many blogs and so many bloggers doing interviews. Because of this, I decided to look for another way of interviewing people. I think I have found it.

So, all I will say at the moment is watch this space. I will soon have my first "interview" up. And, when I post the first one I hope to get some feedback from you so I'll know if it works.

Also regarding interviews, is there a question you want to ask me? If there is something you want to know, please ask. All questions will be answered (provided they are not of a too personal nature).

I look forward to posting more interviews and other writing related information.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Proof reading - Do you do it?

I have found, since I started writing seriously, that pretty much everything I read has to be proof read. It is fun to point out the faults of a fellow writer. Reactions are also interesting.

Many years ago, my first task when I arrived at Church was to pick up the weekly bulletin, to read through it, and then to point out the mistakes to the writer. As you can imagine, at first this was seen as helpful, but as time went on, it was less help and more frustration. Why was he frustrated? I was only trying to help.

Well, that was the start of proof reading everything that came into my hands in the way of reading matter.

One time that I wish I didn't do this is at the moment. I have been "studying" for a test. The information is around history, dates, statistics, etc., ,my weakest points. I have been very half-heartedly reading, and yet, I find I'm proof reading with great enthusiasm. Determined to find fault.

Though a good thing when it comes to writing stories, books etc., I wonder if it is a good thing when reading other things. Unfortunately, the information I've been reading is from the government. They would, no doubt, not appreciate me pointing out their mistakes in a publication such as this.

Maybe I should just stick to proof reading and critiquing stories etc., it's safer. What do you think? Your opinions on the why's, when's and wherefore's of this subject would be interesting and greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Interview or other

As I read through some blogs, my own included there is an increasing number of people doing blog interviews. I have been thinking recently about doing something different.

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying the interviews aren't good, I just think there are too many people doing the same thing.

So - within the next few weeks I will be doing something else.
What are the types of people information posts that you, my readers, would like to see?
What would bring you back day after day, week after week?

I want to bring you news, views, highs, lows, and other information from people who have the same love as you and me, to write for children, teens and young adults.

Until next time, I'm signing off. Please look out for something new, and happy writing.