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More Prizes

In celebration of their first birthday, Kristell Ink are running a Writing Challenge to give you more chances to win prizes! (More chances? More chances? Yeah, the Rafflecopter is still running).

From Kristell Ink’s page:

In 500 words, we’d like you to tell us a fantasy/science fiction/steampunk/ subgenre story involving something with a feline feel.


Grim and Bold will be judging, along with Alex Shepherd (reviewer for Fantasy Faction and all around fantasy lover). Once a shortlist is decided, we’ll bring along Adam Dalton (Gollancz author) and decide on the top three.

In the event of a split decision, we will turn to Mark Lawrence (Harper Collins author) to make the deciding decision.

Yeah…. They have awesome judges lined up.

So hop to it. 500 words isn’t too hard. Well… yeah… for someone who prefers novel-length writing, 500 words is very hard. Still, it’s worth giving a go.

And you’ve got till the 16th of August. Don’t leave it till the last minute, though. 500 words will take a ton of editing down (o:

[Music] Music Discovery: September

Here’s the mash-up video for The Countdown this month:

New Zealand will be somewhere in the middle. I submitted Jamie McDell again … What can I say? That girl has a future – well, those of us who like little country with our pop think so, anyway.

OK, I see the video doesn’t tell you which country each of the songs comes from, so I’ll paste the song list here …

:Malaysia: +2Db – Stay Calm – MY
:Colombia: 1280 Almas – Animalito – CO
:Slovenia: Alex Volasko – Ptice – SI
:Norway: Alexandra Joner feat. Madcon – Sunrise – NO
:Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis – Tolima artima – LT
:Peru: Anna Carina – Me cansé – PE
:Estonia: Artjom Savitski – Sinu juurde tagasi – EE
:Indonesia: Bayu Risa feat. Hannah Al Rashid & JFlow – Desire – ID
:Vietnam: Bức Tường – Ra khơi – VN
:Germany: Chima – Fliegen – DE

Read more…[Music] Music Discovery: September

New Post Title (Hey, I’m savin’ my creativity for my novel. You got a problem with that, punk?)

Right, I was just noticing that I said I’d keep you informed how I went with that Manuscript Contest I entered (and, I would link to where I said that, and should be able to because I just read it … but I closed the post and I can’t remember which one … Lesson, kids? Erm … write … everything … down? Yeah … yeah … that’ll do). So, I thought I should tell you how I went …

Well …

I didn’t get third.

And, I didn’t get second.

Read more…New Post Title (Hey, I’m savin’ my creativity for my novel. You got a problem with that, punk?)