Creative Writing Courses in Devon

Greetings and Salutations!

I bring great news from those within the confines of England’s greatest county, the shire of Devon. I will be running some creative writing courses in my home town in partnership with the Crediton Community Bookshop. Download the flyer here.

The courses are three weeks long each and run just after the Easter holidays on Tuesday nights at the bookshop. There will be tea and coffee provided, just bring along a pen, paper and a brain.

Creative Writing course details Get in contact and book your place. Places are limited.

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Being Your Own Small Business

Howdy all.

Just a quicky to let you know that I’ve added a new non-fiction ebook to my website!

Being Your Own Small Business lets you learn how you too can become an author and treat your endeavours as a real business. You can download the ebook for FREE at THIS LINK.

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New Book Out Now and WBD

ANNOUCEMENT! My new book, Jamie Jones: Galaxy Defender (Aged 8½), is now out to order. It’s part of the Oxford Reading Tree’s AllStars collection for newly confident readers. If you have a Year 1 or 2 child that has recently graduated to ‘free-reading’ then bug your school librarian to buy the pack.

You can find it online (click the image above for the Amazon listing) or as a collection with books by some brilliant authors such as Jo Cotterill, Ali Sparkes, Tamsyn Murray, Nick Ward and Cas Lester.

In other news, World Book Day is on its way so like many Children’s Authors I’ll be visiting schools this week. I’ll be in Surrey to meet children at The Royal School and then over to Taunton School in Somerset. Lots of pondering time on trains and in hotel rooms this month…

Stay Groovy, internet.

D x

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Half Term Fun!

A new event has been added to my events page – I’ll be in Bideford Library on Thursday 16th Feb from 10:30 with superstart authors Claire Barker and Victoria Eveleigh. Come along, one and all!

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Visits and NEW BOOK!

Howdy Ho Everyone.

I thought I’d post a quick update to let you know that I DUN A NEW BOOK! Well, ebook really, but who’s counting…

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A STORY FOR YOU is a collection of flash fiction I amassed while writing a year-long email newsletter experiement to produce 52 short short stories in 52 weeks. It has stories about crow princesses, teenage angels and junior exorcists, all in bite-sized stories. It also contains guidance on how to use the stories in classrooms for teachers and home educators. You can get an ebook sampler of it by subscribing to my newsletter

Find the PDF here and the Kindle Version here.

AND I’ll be out this week for some visits, but only schools one I’m afraid. I’ll be at Torquay Library (which pretty much raised me) on Thursday to talk to some classes and at the North Cornwall Book Festival on Friday 21st October.

See you next time!

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Free ebook sampler!

 ayuDon’t forget! If you like micro-stories (flash fiction, short-short stories, etc) then subscribe to my FREE email newsletter to get a sampler of my ebook ‘A Story For You’. FREE. Nothing. Nowt. Nada. Click here to subscribe and become a better person overall… http://eepurl.com/be4oob

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Something went wrong…

Gah! It turns out the contact form on my website was broken! If you’ve contacted me through it PLEASE do so again – I didn’t get it. :¬(

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New Newsletter!

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AS YET UNTITLED is the new cleverly-named newsletter from me, Dan Metcalf. If you subscribe you’ll get a free email once a month with thoughts, news, writing tips and book recommendations from me. Not only that but you’ll get a FREE ebook sampler of my collection of microstories, ‘A Story For You’. The first newsletter come out 1st October so get in quick! Click to here to subscribe: http://eepurl.com/be4oob

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Posters!

As you can tell, I’m pretty pleased with the new Lottie Lipton posters! Give me a bell if you want to get one!

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Lottie, Eagles and Catacombs!

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So Lottie Lipton’s most recent books, The Eagle of Rome and The Catacombs of Chaos are well and truly out in the world now and I’ve had a great time publicizing them. I performed my story games session at Crediton Library, as well as holding a ‘Writing for Children’ workshop for grown-ups. The official launch event was at Torquay Library where I held a Codebreaking session.

Next I’ll be at Torrington Library in Devon on Friday 12th August from 10:30-11:30 for more codebreaking fun, followed by Northam Library from 2pm-3pm. Come join me!

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