Welcome to Amanda Brittany's blog.
I love to write, and I've had 200 short stories and articles published globally.
My debut novel 'Her Last Lie' will be published 9th January 2018 by HQ Digital/HarperCollins, with my royalties on downloads going to Cancer Research UK in memory of my amazing sister.
I won't attempt to go into too much detail about this wonderful workshop, as Wendy Clarke and
Tracy Fells, have written excellent in-depth posts, which are definitely worth reading. But I just couldn't resist mentioning what a fabulous day it was.
Gaynor Davis is lovely and made everyone feel
instantly relaxed, to the point I even read out the beginning of a story. And guess what, my voice only wobbled a teeny tiny bit. Gaynor smiled, nodded and said, ‘lovely’ - which I was thrilled about. I’ll
gloss over the fact she said encouraging words to everyone. (Justifiably I might add, there were some amazing writers there!)
It was an absolute treat to finally meet writers I’ve
been chatting to on blogs, forums and over on Facebook over the past five
years. They were all even lovelier than I thought they would be.
The talks by Suzanne Ahern and Laura Longrigg were excellent, and the building itself, The Blue Fin Building in London, was incredible. Apparently lots of films and TV programmes have used the location. In fact, I watched I'll give it a year at the weekend and felt sure parts of that were filmed there - although don't quote me on that one. I know The Worlds End was definitely filmed there. Very exciting!
Woman’s Weekly is the *only magazine I haven’t managed to
sell to – but I’m going to keep on keeping on, and who knows, following this
wonderful workshop I might just produce the perfect story for them. Wish me luck!
Mini-update... *By this I mean UK women's mags that carry fiction, obviously.
Also I've just spotted lovely Patsy Collins's post on this great day - go see! :-)