Sunday, 13 September 2020

A Selfie & Great New Guide for the New Writer!

Hello and welcome to The Sunday Selfies! 


     We are joining The Kitties Blue, from The Cat on My Head blog, for the weekly celebration of blogs and bloggers from across the world, and across the species.






Welcome one and all!

Now that's over I am pleased to announce that this week I have been toiling away mercilessly at doing some editing and writing a plot for my new book.

To help, I have also been reading a great new book on how to write, edit, get an agent etc. etc.

The book is by International acclaimed crime thriller writer, Harry Bingham, who happens to be the writer behind the worldwide writing group, Jericho Writers.


Each week Harry sends us a letter (post) about the ins and outs of a particular aspect or problem in writing. In fact, they are more than just posts, they are mini fun and informative adventures into the world of how to write. AND you don't have to be a member to get the weekly letters either.

I think any aspiring writer, be they feline, canine or human, or indeed anyone just interested in the mechanics of writing, would and should have this as a bedside read. Each of the fifty-two chapters is a mini masterclass.

You'll be pleased to know this is available through Amazon in paperback or e-book format.

A LINK to Amazon USA page can be found HERE.

A LINK to Amazon UK page can be found HERE.

Now if you would like to join JERICHO WRITERS and get a head start on your new career, follow this LINK.


In fact, you can see it in this week's selfie beside Mrs H's book of cross-words, or annoyed-words as I like to call them, which is often how she gets when she TRIES to do them, MOL.
    
So, without further ado, here is this week's educated and worn out selfie!



I should add that I am not being paid to mention the book or Jericho Writers, but Mrs H and I both think they are brilliant and well worth the money.

Well, that's it for this week. Whatever your preference, be it writer or reader, remember to stay safe out there, enjoy yourself, and take care to give yourself a good groom before and after each meal and nap.


Laters......



ERin

30 comments:

  1. Fabulous advice, I need the book. OK will go buy it.

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    1. If nothing else, Harry makes it all fun and easy to understand.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  2. I see you collapsed after all this book reading !!

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    1. It's tough, but I do it for my art. . . . the napping that is, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  3. That sounds a very informative book. I can see how hard you have been studying. You look exhausted!

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    1. A great book and with 52 stories it is an easy read for Mrs H to read, MOL :)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  4. Enjoy your nap after all that reading and writing!

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    1. Thank you. It was a tough session, but I managed one across, and two down, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  5. Working one's brain or body is exhausting, Erin!

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    1. Tell me about it. Just keeping Mrs H awake to finish a sentence some evenings can be a nightmare!
      Purrs
      ERin

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  6. You are clearly reflecting deeply om what you will write next in this photo, Erin!

    Purrs,
    Tama and Genji

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    1. Sure am, getting it down on paper will be the next challenge, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  7. Erin Dad keeps threatening to write and we keep telling him there is too much cat work to do and he says that will be cat work and we... you get the idea. Love your side Selfie

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    1. I got Mrs H trained to do most of the hard work between my sessions of play. Truly surprising what can be written in 15 minute spells :) I do suggest you let your staff have a go as it can be great fun, if only trying to lay on the keyboard, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  8. That book looks a really great addition to a writers bookshelf, we'll be checking it out later, and epic selfie today Erin, we need a nap now too! MOL Happy Sunday XOX

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    1. Enjoy the read. Mrs H loves the weekly mails we get, and this book means we can catch up on a years worth of old ones too!
      Purrs
      ERin

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  9. That's a terrific selfie sweet Princess and that book sounds really good!

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    1. Thank you, and yes, it is a good read for an aspiring or even established writer.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  10. Hi Erin! That sounds like a really good book, chock full of great information. We'll check it out. Learning is tiring, but good ... enjoy your well-deserved rest. Hugs to you and Mrs. H!

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    1. Thank you, these sort of books do make learning fun.
      OK it wasnt as much fun as chasing mice or a bowl of cream, but it came a close third, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  11. You've been working hard Princess, enjoy your easy!

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  12. Erin! Yous looks spectacular! But mes must says, its a good thing that yous NOT here...YOUS might has been the Cat that Jo Jo putted the sneakers on!
    Thanks for the book recommendation. Mom says that when she finishes work in November, she may never writes again!
    Purrs
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie

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    1. Hmmm, I'm not sure I'd appreciate boots, but then again the UK is a very damp place in winter :)
      Ahh, but writing for pleasure is WAY WAY better than writing for work. Do try it and you'll find a whole new world ready to explore, and maybe an income too!
      Purrs
      ERin

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    1. Sure was! Still, a small price to pay for supervising a work of art in progress, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  14. ERin; ya bee lookin gorgeouz.... N we understand bout CROSS... werdz :) sum timez we thinkz they shuld callz thoz puzzlez; CUZZ werdz ;) ☺☺♥♥

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  15. They say that sometimes "sleeping on it" is the best way to process a load of new information! And it also makes for a really cute selfie!

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  16. You're exhausted from all that reading, Erin! Good luck with the book!

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  17. Oh Princess! Of COURSE you are all 'zawsted having to help your Human solve the annoyedword puzzle and read up on all those writing tips. Really, you shouldn't have to think about all that--you should just daydream of catnip and toonas. XOXO

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