Archive | February, 2015

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February: From the Editor

This February 2015 issue we follow the theme #celebratefreedom with a short life story from our featured guest author, Jennifer B Graham. Her story talks about the legacy of the Magna Carta and how it impacted her life on leaving South Africa in 1975. 2015 is the official 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta which became the foundation […]

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Featured guest: Jennifer B Graham, author

“King John could surely never have anticipated the enduring global legacy of Magna Carta when he agreed to its terms in 1215.” This joint statement, recently issued by representatives of the British Library, Lincoln and Salisbury Cathedrals, couldn’t ring truer for me. As we approach the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, on a personal […]

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Book feature: An immoral proposal, a memoir by Jennifer B Graham

Background to her memoir – She’s from a lower socio-economic family, left school at sixteen, works as clerk in a factory. He’s from an affluent background, private school education, university degree, member of exclusive social clubs, home in the leafy suburbs. In her first memoir, Jennifer B Graham takes an emotional journey back to her […]

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Magna Carta FREE competition for writers

Did you read our editor’s post on the continued legacy of the Magna Carta?  Are you motivated by the post from our featured guest, Jennifer B Graham on her own personal Magna Carta? Do you want to learn more about the events that set the Magna Carta in motion? Well if you do, take a moment to watch these UK […]

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Why competitions are important for the emerging writer

You want to write; you’ve picked up your pen or connected your computer, maybe even taken the cover from your old typewriter, now you want to see your piece in print. – And to be published. How can an independent writer manage to become a published writer/author? What are the available processes to make publication easier?  […]

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Supplement your income by entering competitions

Dismissing a conceivably beneficial source of income? A way to obtain cost-free training with a chance of free publication? In the event you don’t take part in writing contests then you are. A writer once said that she earns a third of her income every year by entering competitions. I don’t know about you but I’d certainly like to enhance my income. In reality, writing contests aren’t designed for Booker […]

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Talent showcase: Len Biddlecombe, writer and poet

CEO of Blackheath Dawn Ltd, Terry Gilbert-Fellows introduces Len Biddlecombe; an established writer and poet. It probably comes as no surprise to know that Len and I have many tussles about his view of the whole spread of poetic endeavour and presentation. I have personal choices which encompass Performance Poetry, Couplet Phrasing some Blank Verse […]

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Len Biddlecombe, the american disaster

Len Biddlecombe, writer and poet – from his book ‘Love of Life’.  Remembering with deep sadness the shameful atrocity of 11 September 2001 in America. This poem is offered in memory of all those who lost their lives. There’s one date on the calendar we always will remember In the year two thousand and one, the […]

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Len Biddlecombe, the village that lost its children

Len Biddlecombe, writer and poet – from his book ‘Love of Life’.  The Aberfan disaster was a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the Welsh village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, on 21 October 1966, killing 116 children and 28 adults. It was caused by a build-up of water in the accumulated rock […]

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Len Biddlecombe, our green and pleasant land

Len Biddlecombe, writer and poet – from his book ‘Love of Life’ Why do people go abroad? I’ll never understand. There’s beauty all around us In our green and pleasant land. The sunrise in the morning That creeps across the sky To brighten every corner As the darkness waves goodbye That host of tiny creatures […]

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Self-publishing: Have you heard about Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is changing how millions of people around the world are connecting to Publishing. Seven things to know about Kickstarter: 1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are […]

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Self-publishing: Copyright law for book covers by Jo Robinson

Jo Robinson, author of African Me and Satellite TV, The Visitation, Shadow People and Fly Birdie, shares her insights on copyright law for book covers. The only way to ensure that you have a one hundred percent original and copyright infringement free cover for your book is to either make it yourself with all your […]

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Self-publishing: Finding an audience for book signing by Monica Shaughnessy

Monica Shaughnessy author of Space City 6, talks on finding an audience for book signing. You have written your book. You have loaded it to Amazon through Createspace and it is available as an eBook. Monica Shaughnessy has some tips to help you make sales. I’ve got a book signing this weekend, and I’m a […]

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Audio narration, voice over and illustration service provider, Wendy Anne Darling

Blackheath Dawn Ltd is proud to partner with Wendy Anne Darling, audio narration, voice over and illustration service provider from ‘Voices in your head’. Introduction – Wendy Anne Darling is a life-long writer of poetry and short stories, an actor, trained voice over artist, audio book narrator and artist. She is a British ex-pat now living […]

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