A Blonde Bengali Wife

A Blonde Bengali Wife
Travels in Bangladesh

We've Nearly Made It

Hello and Welcome!

AS OF AUGUST 2016 A BLONDE BENGALI WIFE AS MOVED TO ITS NEW HOME ON MY WEBSITE AT http://www.writerightediting.co.uk/

HOPE TO SEE YOU OVER THERE!

Where you will learn everything you
need to know about the progress of A Blonde Bengali Wife, the travel
book I've written about my love-affair with the fabulous country of
Bangladesh.

It's a blog about Bangladesh, about Bhola, and about fiction
and creative writing in general...

A Blonde Bengali Wife:


First published in September 2010 and launched in October 2010.

Reprinted and re-launched in November 2015 as an eBook available from Amazon UK/.com

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Back To The Writing Game


Catching the tail end of the month here after a whirlwind trip - no, not to Bangladesh - to Legoland, which I must say was amazing. More amazing still, I didn't take my computer and I did barely any work. Guess what - the computer didn't pine without me and the world didn't end. A timely reminder!

Back in January, I decided that I had to get back into the writing groove. After all, five years is probably long enough to hide behind a PhD and use it as an excuse for not actually writing anything else... So I set myself the task of entering a few short story competitions and submitting the novel for any relevant awards.

Nobody has (yet) fallen on the novel and deemed it the next best whatever, but I'm delighted to say I've had some mentions for the short stories - look away now if you want to avoid shameless boasting; I never usually win things so I'm making the most of my moment!

I wrote a story called 'The Shining Girl', set in India, where nothing is quite what it seems, for New Asian Writing, and I managed to get first prize. (I'll gloss over the fact that I received the notification early one Sunday morning and assumed for a long while it was a scam). You can have a look at it here, if you have a spare five minutes:

www.new-asian-writing.com/the-shining-girl-by-anne-Hamilton

My second success has been being shortlisted for the Fresher Writing Prize 2016, and that story, The Twenty-Four Hour Promise, examining what happens when a thirty-something woman tells her best friend she's entering a convent, is being published in an anthology, due out about now. More about Fresher Publishing at:

http://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk

And you never know, there might be a third time lucky - but more about that next time. Hopefully. The best thing is, that it's all reminded me how much I enjoy writing for it's own sake, and that I will do it anyway, prizes or not!

Finally, if you're looking for a great read from a real, proper writer, check out Corrie Jackson's Breaking Dead. It's a crime thriller set in the midst of London Fashion Week and the world of modelling. The eBook is currently 98p and there's a paperback due out later in the year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breaking-Dead-edge-your-seat-thriller-ebook/dp/B01BLIV3O6

 
Anne x


 

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your wins and good luck with the third competition. Does that mean another novel may be forthcoming soon? x

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    1. I wish! The first step would be to send the novel out... Thanks, Claire.

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  2. Keep me posted in the novel progress and well done on having the stories placed in competitions 😊

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Likewise with the novel and all your magazine stories.

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  3. Congrats on your wins, thats fantastic anne. Good luck with the next one and all your writing.

    Take care.

    Katie.

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    1. Thanks,Katie - and congratulations you, on the novella and short story publications!

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