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Welcome to my first Newsletter, where I tease some book news, talk about my latest events and dance a merry jig.
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It begins!

Yes, this is my very first newsletter. Amazing, isn't it? Why has no one ever thought to do this before?

They have?

Are you sure?

Oh, OK then. Well, let's get started:

Book News

Publishing can move slowly. Very slowly. Really, really slowly.
Glacially.
Like it's in another timezone. Then something happens.
The 'something happens' are what makes all the 'slowly' worthwhile. After a long period of 'slowly' I'm very close to announcing a 'something happens.' More soon. (I'm such a tease, I know.)

Events

I had a great time at the Northern Children's Book Festival in Middlesbrough last week. Thanks to everyone who came along to my workshops, asked questions, bought books and made it a fun event.

Your Writing


 

Competitions are a great way to get noticed - I got published after winning a Northern Writers Award.

If you're a young writer aged between 7 and 17 the take a look at this competition organised by Rotary International: all you have to do is produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Reflection’. The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.

The competition is open all schools and college communities including those that are home educated and any other young people’s community organisations, for example, community RotaKids, community Interact, Scout Groups, Girl Guides.

This competition aims to encourage young people to: 
  • Use their writing skills
  • Write with imagination and creativity
Interested? You can find out more here: http://www.rotarygbi.org/what-we-do/youth-competitions/

Author visits, talks and workshops

Interested in me coming to your school, library or festival? Email me and I'll send you my events brochure.

That's it for this newsletter, thanks for reading. 

Best wishes
Niel
 
Copyright © 2016 Niel Bushnell, All rights reserved.


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