To celebrate reaching 10,000 followers, I’m doing a seven-day extravaganza of freebies, giveaways and competitions. Keep watching my tweets to see all of them! For DAY THREE, I have a very special prize and a big announcement for writers…
First up, I have a prize for one published writer (traditional or self-published) and one not-yet-published writer.
For A PUBLISHED WRITER I am offering a free one-hour Skype chat where we can talk about your writing. Whatever you need – whether it’s encouragement, advice, or help – we can cover it during our chat. I want to support authors at all stages of their careers and help you stay in love with your words. However I can help, I will.
For AN UNPUBLISHED WRITER I am offering a free three-chapter critique of the book you are are writing or have completed. I can offer advice on tightening up the prose, creating an opening chapter that will have readers turning the pages to read more and crafting a novel opening that will grab the attention of agents, publishers and readers alike.
To be in with a chance of winning these prizes, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about yourself and your work – and why you would like to win. The closing date for entries is 30th November 2019.
And here’s my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for everyone: On THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER I am hosting the very first WriteFoxyLIVE!
WriteFoxyLIVE will be a one-hour Facebook Live event where you can ask any question about writing, editing and publishing. I’ll have lots of encouragement for you and best of all this is totally free! No registration needed, just join me on my FB author page: facebook.com/MirandaDickinsonAuthor. For five years my WriteFoxy events have been loved and enjoyed by writers at all stages of writing, from brand new writers to established authors. It’s a place where you can be encouraged, fall back in love with your words and hang out with fellow wordsmiths. I’ve wanted to make it available to everyone for a long time, so I’m thrilled to be bringing you WriteFoxyLIVE on THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER, 7.30pm-8.30pm. It’s going to be so much fun!
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When I agreed to meet Cathy Bramley for lunch on P-Day for Somewhere Beyond the Sea, I had no idea what she’d secretly planned…
Instead of a quiet lunch and stock signing at Waterstones Birmingham, Cathy had arranged for my wonderful friends Jo Quinn, Rachael Lucas and my lovely agent Hannah to travel from all over the country to give me the BIGGEST surprise. I have never had a day like it!
I filmed a vlog on the day – you can see how utterly delighted and shocked I was! Apologies for the squeals! I’d expected publication day to be a quiet, little celebration but it turned into the biggest, sparkliest, most amazing P-Day of my career. And it meant so much. I didn’t feel alone, like I’d feared I might. The love I felt from everyone – my lovely friends and the brilliant booksellers at Waterstones Birmingham who were there, everyone who sent me gorgeous messages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – has been absolutely phenomenal and I am completely overwhelmed by it.
Thank you, too, if you’ve bought Somewhere Beyond the Sea in paperback, ebook or the utterly wonderful audiobook narrated by Clare Corbett and Jonathan Bailey. Thank you for believing in the story I wanted to tell. It means more than I’ll ever be able to express.
So, here’s the vlog (including the spookily fab accordion player we met playing Somewhere Beyond the Sea as we left the bookshop!). Enjoy! xx
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I have been impatiently waiting to share the cover of my new book, Searching for a Silver Lining, with you… And finally, I can reveal it!
I adore it – and I hope you do, too. All the silver grey you see in the picture above will be gorgeous, sparkly silver foil – including the tiny stars. I can’t wait to share my eighth novel with you! It will be published on 20th October 2016 and we’re planning all kinds of exciting things around the time of the launch, so keep watching my website, twitter and Facebook for all the details.
You can pre-order Searching for a Silver Lining NOW in both paperback and ebook editions. Woo-hoo! xx
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I’ve been talking about doing this for over a year, but now it is actually happening… Ladies and gentlemen, may I present: THE IT STARTED WITH A KISS WALKING TOURS!
I am running three dates –l click on the date to find out more and book tickets:
IT STARTED WITH A KISS TOUR 1 – Sunday 25th November 2012, 2pm to 4pm
IT STARTED WITH A KISS TOUR 2 – Sunday 9th December 2012, 2pm to 4pm
IT STARTED WITH A KISS TOUR 3 – Saturday 15th December 2012, 2pm to 4pm
Here’s the information:
How far would you go to find the man of your dreams?
Join Sunday Times Bestselling Author Miranda Dickinson on a unique walking tour of Birmingham locations used in her bestselling novel It Started With a Kiss.
We will meet outside Starbucks cafe on New Street, Birmingham (114-115 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JH), at 2pm.
I will show you the cafe where Romily tells Charlie she loves him, the famous Frankfurt Christmas Market where she meets P.K. (her handsome stranger), BrindleyPlace where several scenes from the book take place (including the Pizza Box scene, which is my favourite scene in the novel), Wren’s apartment in the Wharf and more!
I’ll answer your questions about the book (and anything else you want to know) and will happily sign your books for you, so bring them along! You might even catch a glimpse of the famous lovely Bob (I’m trying to get him to come along on all the tours!)
TICKETS ARE £10 EACH, AND EACH TOUR IS LIMITED TO ONLY 15 PLACES – SO HURRY!
Romance, Christmas and a totally feel-good story – this is the perfect Christmas treat! It’s going to be fabulous and I really hope you can join me for an afternoon of sparkly festive fun!