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A Call For Guest Post Writers!

Good Afternoon lovely readers.

For those of you who read this blog, you may have seen some of my posts about writing and struggling with trying to create an identity for yourself as a writer.

A couple of weeks ago I talked about starting a weekly guest post that talked about writers and their darkest moments during their careers. A few people mentioned that they liked this idea and I’ve decided to try to get things kick started.

Beginning the 5th October, Writing and Works will host a weekly, Wordy Wednesday where one guest writer will post about their first work, what it was like writing it and what the most difficult moments they found themselves in as a writer. The point of these posts is to share how we move past those moments and why it is important to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

If you would like to get involved in this then contact and let me know your story.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • The post should be between 750 and 1500 words. [You can go a little over but please, no shorter.
  • These posts are no to complain about getting rejected from publishers or agents. They are to talk about writing in an open, honest and encouraging way.
  • Posts should be accompanied by a photo and a bio less than 200 words.
  • Your post should be with me at least four days before it is due to go online. This allows me time to get it scheduled and to read it through properly.
  • Make sure to give me a link to your own blog so it can be included in the bio.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask. This is something I feel passionately about  as writing can often feel very lonely and isolating.

I would love to have as many writers involved as possible so please tweet, share and reblog this call so we can get this off the ground. I need your help to find writers who will rise to the challenge.

Remember, the fifth of October will be the launch date but I want this to run for as long as possible. I can only do that if people get involved.

Let me know below what you think about this and remember, if you want to join in and write a post then my email address is above.

Happy writing.



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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. A fellow writer pointed me to your plea for guest posts. Time has passed since the first work and pains. I might be able to now talk about them 🙂

    Cheers and good luck

    • It would be great to have you on board if you want to join in. It’s great to hear that you’ve been pointed this way by another writer.

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