Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Volvo Ocean race village has opened in Alicante port - this is the focal point of the race and offers plenty of entertainment for the whole family and entry is free! The race will be controlled from here and is open to the public up until the race start day: October 11th 2008 Every day different entertainment is scheduled - although there are some showers of rain forecast over the next few days! Some of the highlights include rock concerts by Bryan Adams (Oct 4th) and UB40 (Oct 10th) The Inland Magazine will be running my follow up article. Let the Adventure Begin in their October edition. My VOR article is available online here If you are in the area why not have a visit - it may not be here again! For VOR photos click here For more VOR info: click here
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Rejections are all part of a writers life - but it is always better when they come with some useful feedback: Sorry, but Richard declined your article for his new magazine. But here are his words: 'Unfortunately the article 'Has The Exodus Begun' does not fit into the concept of the magazine and I reluctantly have to decline it. It is a very good and well written piece, which would fit very nicely into many other publications.' So off to other publications it goes - the Spanish say `Vamos a Ver´ - in other words - we will see. A small mystery regarding my Star letter in Writing Magazine - having now had the chance to view the Sept edition my letter does not appear - so I assume they mean the October edition! but the prize has arrived - so it should appear some where! Another Vamos a Ver!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Our writing circle leader (Nik Morton, published author) has invited us to contribute items for a new magazine - due to be launched here very soon. It will be sold and therefore will not contain any advertising! Watch this space for more information. I am drafting a couple of ideas to contribute to this exciting project.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
I opened the non-descript brown envelope thinking `More rubbish´ but no! I was delighted to read that I had won `Star Letter´ in the September edition of Writing Magazine and a prize of Writers Market 2009 (a useful tome selling at 14.99 pds) was on its way to me! Also see my blog of July 30th (A blog on blogging!) for more.....
Friday, September 5, 2008
I was delighted to receive this post yesterday (placed in Aprils TIM blog) `Hello Rob, came across your blog while searching for the Tim web site. Thought that whilst I was here, I would let you know how fab I think your articles are that appear in the Tim, especially enjoyed your bits/bobs page this month, along with the superb pages on the worlds toughest race. Keep up the great work. Regards Jane, Keith Reynolds Fortuna Murcia´ Thanks guys - I will try! Is not technology incredible? I sent an SMS to a friend who lives locally and received his reply from Bangkok where he is on holiday! I also received an email from the Queen Mary 2 (the ship) from Penny Legg, a writer friend of mine, who is cruising over the Atlantic.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The September edition of The Inland Magazine is now available - click here - My double page spread article on the Volvo Ocean Race appears on pages 52/53. My regular monthly Rob's Bits and Bobs is on Page 54 and the editor requested a special - It Need not be a Crisis! is on Page 18. Download and enjoy!