Hmm. I wonder if I dare mention this here and now? It (allegedly) won’t go live until 2.47 this afternoon (and that’s 14.47 to sensible people with a 24 hour clock), so there is no way for me to check that the website is actually there at all, until then.
But it’s World Book Day, even if we are the only ones in the world celebrating today, so it belongs on today’s blog. Bloomsbury have a new writing ‘thing’ for young writers aged between eight and sixteen. Each month they can write a story no longer than 247 words on a certain topic, which will appear on the site, with a sample story written by a professional. Elen Caldecott is the first one out. Today, I hope.
Short is difficult. Much harder than long, where you just waffle to your heart’s content. I’m hoping they get lots of good little stories. It’s a shame I’m just a wee bit on the old side.