Monthly Archives: October 2012
Yesterday I finished the last draft of my WW2 novel. I am very pleased and during the next few weeks I will decide where it will find a home. I loved writing this story and as I mentioned previously the idea for a new story has now gripped me…I had written a piece in this novel about music…at one stage music was going to be an important part of the story…as is the way with writing things changed along the way and music became less important to the plot…then I came in contact with a learned scholar of music and after discussing my WW2 story with him I decided to take out the main reference to music and save it (rather like a squirrel hides away nuts for winter) for my next novel…I emailed some of what I had written about music to this person and he kindly printed it out and made concise notes for me to follow…(I don’t play any instrument although I love and appreciate music)…mysterious and beautiful words that I will now use in my new book…perhaps even use some as a motif for the story…I have lots of research to do…I love writing…it’s like a giant puzzle that suddenly (well not always) falls into place…have a good writing week…cheers Elise
Even though I live in Australia and don’t visit France that often I am always interested in events and articles re Shakespeare & Company.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 3:13 AM
SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY
A CALL FOR PHOTO & STORY SUBMISSIONS
Shakespeare & Company:
We’re currently working on an exciting new project: a big, comprehensive book about the shop. We hope to include many first-person tales from visitors and residents over the years.
Do you have a great story to share with us?
We’re interested in hearing all your anecdotes, particularly ones such as:
• Funny, strange, or inspiring tales about George
• Memories of living and / or working in the bookshop
• Well-known writers or faces who passed through the store while you were here
• Stories of historical significance to the shop
• Love stories! Did you meet a spouse / partner in the shop?
We’d also be thrilled to see your photographs!
We’re primarily seeking photographs of historical interest (images that reflect Parisian culture / politics at the time, well-known writers at the store, George or volunteers at their various duties), but we’re glad to receive anything you think might be of interest—for example, photos that are humorous, illuminating, wild, or just plain beautiful.
A few notes:
• The deadline for submission is December 1.
• The bookstore will not automatically assume rights to the works submitted. We’ll be in touch to use your photo and / or story in the book.
• It’s okay to send low-resolution photos; we’d get the higher resolution images from you before going to press.
• Unfortunately, there’s no monetary payment for contributions—but published participants will be credited in the book and receive a complimentary copy.
• Please send your submissions or questions here.
We’re excited to see what you have!
with thanks and best wishes,
Sylvia and the staff of Shakespeare and Company
Have now finished editing my WIP hard copy. I’m on to the last computer read through and it’s amazing what I have found to change…some small…some a bit more involved…I have also spotted a spelling error which considering it was a French word I have an excuse… well not really as it should not have slipped through…I will finish the final edit this week and then will decide where to send the finished manuscript or perhaps even upload it on Amazon as an ebook…my new novel is demanding to be started but I have resisted except for some writing I did a few months ago…a few of the characters are coming to life but I intend to research and outline before I write another word!…I love the research involved in starting a novel…not so keen on the outlining….but I do realise it is going to save me time in the long run…I am fortunate to have a couple of close friends who I talk ‘work’ with and get good feedback from..although I tend not to share the story of my current WIP so the discussions are of a more general nature…have a good writing week…cheers Elise