Welcome to May!

Welcome to May and as it is that day today I'm going to say it: May the fourth be with you - oh yes!
And we have a new monthly theme - Everything Indie (link box to follow soon)

I hope you're having a sunny bank holiday weekend, I know I am. I've been set loose and find myself in Poldark country, an historical saga of 'cornish tin mining folk' by Winston Graham shown on the BBC in the mid-seventies and being remade for BBC1 for transmission in 2015. It's brilliant living in the 21st century - when I discovered the view from the campsite includes a derelict tin mine, I immediately wanted to start reading the whole saga again - hello Kindle with 3G! Helped by the TV, Winston Graham's novels were my YA reading and it's especially wonderful to be able to read them again, in the setting.

Where did you drift away to as a young adult?

So, what might you have missed last week...

MONDAY was an interview with Robert Paul Weston on writing Fantasy for young  people - How do you make a world that you can't visit in a camper van real? Robert is delivering a Masterclass in London on Saturday May 17th

On TUESDAY The Blog Break included a lovely post from Jane McLoughlin  - congratulations Jane on your appointment as Patron of Reading for Kincorth, Aberdeen! It was also congratulations to Sam Zuppardi who had a spot in the Blog Break and in a lovely celebrations post on SATURDAY by Clare Welsh for his new board game  Stormy Weather. If you want a chance to play Stormy Weather visit Kickstarter before Wednesday.

On WEDNESDAY Sandra Greaves gave us a brilliant feature on the making of a book trailer, namely Sam Osman's Chasing the Dark - essential reading for anyone with a book due out in the next few months.

And on FRIDAY we had the master of Photoshop brushes, Paul Morton with his part 2 on making your own! Esssential reading for anyone Photoshopping!

Next week...

  • Inspiration 
  • Stew Magazine 
  • Making Book Dummies

Have a great week!

Jan Carr

Jan Carr is the editor of Words & Pictures. Her fiction is all over the place, she blogs occasionally and loves to write in magenta. You can contact her at editor@britishscbwi.org.

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