All posts tagged: guest post

Writing Dragon’s Champion By Wynelda Deaver

It’s the second week of our Wednesday Guest Posts and this week it’s the turn of Wynelda Deaver. Dragon’s Champion should have never sold. In terms of simple professionalism, I failed. I failed hard. But I gained so much by writing Dragon’s Champion. Stories have always been how I work things out. Sometimes silly, sometimes strange—writing is where I have always gone to find my truth. For over a decade I held all of my truths tightly, too tightly for anything to slip through. Even once I left the toxic situation, dusted myself off and worked on working out my truths the words wouldn’t come. Start. Stop. Delete. Backspace. New Document. Nothing I tried worked, but at least I was trying. My fingers hit the keyboard regularly… some days my word count went significantly down. Down. Down. Down. And then I picked up a note book and pen. I wrote the first line of Dragon’s Champion. I loved Constance’s voice, and wanted to figure out how being tied to a tree by a merry band …

Writing As An Introvert: Guest Post By Rebecca Howie

Hello all you lovely readers! It’s time to kick off a new feature here at writing and works and that’s our Wednesday’s Writer’s Blog. Each week a new writer/blogger will take up the Wednesday spot to tell us about the toughest time in their writing journey so far and how they found themselves on the other side of it. As writers, we all face moments where we look at the page in front of us and wonder ‘what the f*** am I doing with my life.’ That is why Writing and Works is launching this feature. We’ve all been there and we’ll all be there again at some point. What we have to do is learn to deal with those down points and climb back up to the productive, happy, high points where we remember ‘Oh yeah. This is why I love writing.’ If you want to add your thoughts to the melting pot then check out our call for guest bloggers. So first up is the lovely  Rebecca Howie, author of The Game Begins …

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 caroljforrester@hotmail.com and let me know your story. The guidelines are as follows: The post should …

Sarina Langer: Inside The Writer’s Head

This year Writing and Works has been embracing guest posts like never before. April saw a wonderful collection of bloggers talking about poetry and what it meant to them, with May slipping away already, we turn now to fiction and novels. Sarina Langer has just published her fist novel ‘Rise of The Sparrows’ and has been lovely enough to agree to write a guest post about writing and what she has learnt about the writing process. You can find more about her and her book at http://www.sarinalangerwriter.com and find ‘Rise Of The Sparrows’ on the Amazon store. When Carol asked me if I’d like to do a guest post for her blog, I knew immediately what to write about. I started my own blog nearly a year ago, and it’s also nearly a year since I started to take writing more seriously. I’ve learned a lot since then, and have enjoyed every second. … Well. Almost every second. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but over the past year I’ve really thrown myself into it and embraced every …

Poetry Anthology: Week 1

Today I had the absolute joy of getting to join in with Jeff Martin’s Poetry Anthology alongside some fantastic poets. The new weekly feature incorporates a number of poets all writing poetry for the same prompt. Make sure to check out his blog and the work of these wonderful writers. Thank you Jeff. I’m looking forward to next week already.

Guest Post Kristin Demoro

We’ve had a few blank days on the guest post front and I do apologise. Stepping up to the plate for our next Poetry Guest Post is Kristin Demoro. You can find more of her work at Princess K. Ann of Isbump – Confession of a Former Fairy Tale Princess. Hi, I’m Kristin Demoro, otherwise known as Princess K. Ann of Isbump (mainly to my friends and family). I’ve been writing since I can remember, and taking photos about as long as that too. It has taken me a very very long time to take my writing seriously, and not view my poetry as an excuse to not write other more “important” things. Writing (and looking through the camera lens) seems to be my way of processing my world and making sense of my life. I have lost too many people close to me over the years, and I sometimes retreat into my own little world, so writing can help to get me “out there” and connect with other people, as I do suffer from …

Guest Post – Chandri Asnani

Day Five for our poetry guest posts here at Writing and Works and today sees Chandni Asnani joining us. Her work can be found at her blog The Twilight Firefly. Hii people, I’m Chandni Asnani. I live in Indore, India and I’m currently pursuing B.Sc in Computer Science from the same city. I’ve always been passionate about writing and it’s almost been 10 years now that I started writing. It was like, I had no idea, no clue if I had any such kind of talent in me, I was just like any other normal girl, but that one day changed my life. I consider that particular day as the turning point, that one day just made me what I am today! It was one day when I was in class 4, my English teacher told me to write a poetry for the school magazine as I was good at her subject. So, I went home and suddenly thought that I should try writing something by myself. And yeah, with Mumma’s help, I was able …

Guest Post – Varsha Ramdas

Hello wonderful readers! It’s time for the fourth contributors to this month’s poetry party. If you like what you see make sure to check out her site Wings of Words.  “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Martin Luther King. And that is exactly why I write poems. I pen down my emotions through a poem. Poems are thoughts which I may not be able to speak out loud. These are the thoughts that maybe whelved so deep in my heart. For me, poetry is a sort of an “emotion translator”;  one which no emoticon can replace. I started writing when I was a kid. Although I don’t remember much, I have been told by parents that I used to spend most of my time just writing (i.e just doodling on a paper:). But as I grew, this habit also grew along with me. I resorted to writing everything that came across my life. I began to see wonders in the tiniest of things. And now, I have …