Saturday, 22 July 2017

Maynah Lewis Cup 2017

Congratulations to this year's winner of the Maynah Lewis Cup - Elizabeth Fisher.

Liz's story was a chilling tale called The Stone Birds. Josephine is hungry and so is her new-born. So are the gulls.

The runners up were:
2nd Chris Black with New Beginnings
3rd Nick Rose with Silver Shilling

Our judge was Di Morrow. Unfortunately she was unable to attend the award night, so a big thank you to David for doing a fine job of the presentation and announcing the winners.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Book Launch


Book Two in Mjke Wood's Sphere of Influence series - The Lollipop of Influence - launches on Saturday, 8 July. It is available now, for pre-order on Amazon and most other platforms.

Here's the book trailer to get you in the mood.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tick Tock


 So Wirral Writers anthology finally came together. What a team effort. I hope everyone is as happy with the resulting book as I am. I think we all learnt something from the process and from my own point of view, it was a lot harder than compiling a single author's works. 
There was so much to agree on; theme, title, word count distribution, cover and more. I am sure the next one will be better - oh yes, there will be another one.
It would be great to hear some feedback from readers, in the meantime, you can obtain your copy of Tick Tock at - 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1541013514/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490358223&sr=1-1&keywords=tick+tock+lynne+quarrell

Friday, 27 January 2017

Deconstructing Back Cover Copy

We've been talking a lot about cover blurbs at recent meetings. It's a topical subject for us as we move into the last stage of finalising the layout for Tick Tock, our anthology.

Last week I shared an online course on writing a blurb. Here's an article that offers a different approach, by deconstructing the blurbs from two big selling novels and analysing the elements that go into creating a compelling and enticing blurb.


I've also shared the link to the website where I found the article. Some of you may also find this to be a useful resource.


Happy writing!

Mjke