Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Wow! Look What I've Won!


I'm thrilled to bits. I entered a competition over at DJ's and my name was pulled out to win a copy of The Cloths of Heaven by Sue Eckstein. I can't wait to read it. It sounds brilliant!

You can read a great interview with Sue Eckstein over at DJ's. And a fab review of the book HERE

In other news: I’ve PASSED my Creative Writing and Literature Diploma with an amazing overall score of 82%. YAY! I’m shocked, truth be told. Not bad for someone who left senior school clasping a grade E ‘O’ Level in English and a grade C in Art! HA! That's shown them! Not that I'm bitter, you understand!

22 comments:

Anton Gully said...

Congratulations on the prize AND the diploma.

Where you going to night school? Correspondence course? I've been toying with the idea of the Open University's introduction to Creative Writing course, but I just don't know if I'd stick with it.

Amanda said...

Thanks Anton :-)
I did the diploma through the Open University. It is an excellent course - it is hard word, but more than worth it! They also do short courses on fiction writing, which may give you the opportunity to dip your toe in to see what you think.

Carol said...

Congratulations and Congratulations!!

The book sounds wonderful and you have done bloody brilliantly on your diploma!! Make sure there is much celebrating...you've earned it!!

C x

Pat Posner said...

Huge Congrats, Amanda, what a brilliant score!!
I can't beat - or even equal - you on that but I can beat you on winning the book *smile*. I won 10 books as a prize for writing what was judged to be the best limmerick to celebrate the publication of Lucy Diamond's latest book - Hens Reunited.

xxPat

JJ Beattie said...

Congratulations Amanda on both the prize and the diploma!

Shirley Wells said...

Just wonderful news, Amanda. Well done, you. Congrats on the diploma and the prize!

B said...

Well done again :)

Jarmara Falconer said...

Well Done! Are you on a winning streak? if so you better send off you MSS while it last :-)

Amanda said...

I will, Carol and thank you x

Oooh, that sounds fab, Pat - must pop over to look at you limerick! Oh, and thank you! x

Thanks so much, JJ :-)

Awh, thanks Shirley!

So many places to say it, aye B:-) Thanks again!

Ooh, do you think I should, Jarmara? Probably still a bit too soon me thinks~:-))

Debs said...

Congratulations for such a brilliant pass mark and also for winning that lovely book.

Suzanne Jones said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS x 2.

It's always lovely to win something and you deserve your brilliant results.

X

Helen P said...

Well done - I always knew you were a brilliant writer even if your school didn't! And the book is like a lovely present for all your hard work.

Helen P said...

Well done - I always knew you were a brilliant writer even if your school didn't! And the book is like a lovely present for all your hard work.

gaelikaa said...

Many congratulations! Well deserved....

Amanda said...

You're too, too kind, Helen - wish it was true!

Thank you Gaelikaa :-)

Amanda said...

Ooh, nearly missed Suzanne and Debs - sorry girls and thank you
:-)

HelenMHunt said...

Congratulations.

Amanda said...

Thanks Helen :-)

Karen said...

Ooh, double congratulations you clever thing you! 82% is excellent :o))

Amanda said...

Thank you, Karen :-))

TOM FOOLERY said...

82%!!! That's brillant Ms Allsorts. VERY Well done :) TFx

Amanda said...

Ooh, thank you TF - So good to see you back in blogland :) x