Starting up a 'Britwriters' blog and yahoo group
After envying all the writers on my list who always seemed to be going to RWA meetings or RT conventions, I thought that it would be nice if we UK writers could get together and do something en masse :) Strength in numbers, and all that - not to mention that if there's a con in Newcastle it's easier to post some stuff to a local who is going anyway, than it is to book flights and hotels to go yourself. (And, of course, the same at the other end of the country.
So I've started a blog and a yahoo group for us to do a bit of mutual promotion.
If you're from the UK and you're a published author, and you're looking for a place to promote your books, then the new Britwriters Blog might be for you.
If you're not from the UK, but you've considered writing a book set in Britain - whether a contemporary or a historical - then this blog should have something to interest you too. And if you're not a writer but you're just interested in our peculiar little country, I'm hoping this will also give you an occasional giggle ;)
We're looking for British writers who are willing to contribute articles of interest about British life, history, the publishing industry in the UK and USA, makes of cars in Britain, the 101 most misunderstood words in either continent etc - anything that would be of general interest. In return you can use the blog for judicious self promotion. The aim is to create a fun and interesting blog, which people come back to to read and enjoy. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then please join us on: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Britwr
(The blog is the public face of the group. The yahoo group is the place where the behind the scenes organization goes on. In the absence of a RWA in the UK, we're also hoping to use the yahoo group to organize some flesh and blood events at cons and booksignings next year, if we get enough interest.)
And if that's as clear as mud, do get in touch and I'll try to explain it better next time!