This morning I did a radio interview with ABC South West (WA) Breakfast host Niomi O’Hara.
Who would have thought I would being doing interviews on radio? I’ve always been rather shy and back at school (way back!) used to cringe in my desk seat if the teacher so much as looked in my direction.
I’ve done quite a few now on various radio stations and it does get easier each time…the interviewers have always been lovely and, hopefully, that little tremor in my voice isn’t too obvious!
Niomi kindly gave me a heads up on the questions she would be asking, very handy as one’s mind can go incredibly blank even when talking about something one knows very well :)
Lets hope lots of budding writers heard the talk and are inspired to have-a-go and send in some of their work.
I’m just glad they can’t see this editor . . . baggy pink pyjamas, hair frizzing and desperately in need of a cut :(
My six minutes of fame are over . . . time for a shower and some industrial strength hair product to control the frizz . . . while I wait for LOTS of new submissions to drop int my mail box :)
If I can combat my nerves, I’m sure there are many others who can take that first step and bravely send in that special story or poem . . . why not have a go? :)
I’m starting work on the September issue and would love to feature stories, poems and articles about FATHERS.
The usual submission guidelines apply (see above) or email me it you would like further information. (But please note that submissions must be in hard copy.)
Send submissions to The Editor, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia.
A writing prompt to get the week started . . .
Mysterious bumps began appearing in the lawn.
I hope it generates lots of great stories and poems :)
Every month when preparing Positive Words magazine for print, I always have little spaces to fill. From two or three lines to single paragraph or verse.
Short pieces are often just as memorable as longer ones and it is a great way to get started if you’ve never been published or to hone your skills and keep momentum flowing for experienced writers.
Do you have any fillers? Very short stories, writing hints, anecdotes, Haiku, Tanka, Limericks etc . . . I’d love to see them :)
Please send in hard copy to: The Editor, Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria Australia.
You can find further information, submission and subscription details here Submissions & Subscriptions for Positive Words
Another ‘car’ prompt . . .
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
I hope it inspires some fun writing :)
A prompt to get you started for CARS submissions . . .
I hope it inspires some great stories and poems :)
Over the next few months I will be using lots of stories, poems and articles on the theme CARS.
Your first car, first driving experience, favourite car, toy cars.
Fact or fiction, serious or tongue-in-cheek, longer and shorter pieces will all be welcome.
Submissions need to be in hard copy with electronic copies requested for longer pieces on acceptance.
Submission guidelines are here: Submissions & Subscriptions for Positive Words
There is no deadline – I will be using car-themed pieces over several issues.
If you would like a sample copy of Positive Words magazine please send $2.80in unused stamps to The Editor, Positive Words magazine, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia.