The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Monday, 24 June 2013

Clarion West Write-a-thon

Earlier this year (or late last year - can't remember), I applied for one of 18 coveted spots in the Clarion West Writers' Workshop.  I wrote an excellent introductory letter and supplied a spectacular sample of my writing.  Unfortunately, I failed to be accepted.

A while ago, in what I can only describe as the height of gall, they asked if I would care to participate in their annual fundraising write-a-thon which runs concurrent to the workshop they felt disinclined to invite me to attend.

Well, I've always been a big fan of gall.  I said sure.

I've been working away on a new novel called, Doc Merl's Rolling Apothecary and I set myself a personal goal of muscling through  a first draft of it before the end of summer.  It just so happens that the Clarion West Workshop (and their write-a-thon) runs six weeks through that very same summer.

If you'd like to sponsor me and donate a little cash toward the workshop you can follow this link.

Who knows?  Maybe I'll apply again next year.