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First of all, I apologise! It’s an awful first attempt at a super quick channel trailer. I can edit a whole lot better, but I shipped most of the things I wanted for the trailer off to Toronto this morning! So, again, I’m sorry for all the cringe.
It’s a little something, something for my channel that I’m slowly building up. It’s also fantastic being back on YouTube. For those who don’t know, this year would mark my ten year anniversary if I kept my main channel going - I had to quit due to intense stalking. One thing I have enjoyed is growing my numbers organically, and making friends with strangers I hadn’t met yet (obviously this time around that won’t happen so much), so we shall see how it all unfolds! Enjoy!
I’ve been a member of the ever growing British and Irish Writing Community across a few social media platforms since the beginning of the year. It’s a vast and varying collective of creative and passionate writers of all genres who have major things in common: we’re British and we’re writers!
After the amazing growth of the network, Phil Parker, the founder, has recently decided with his team to launch an online magazine/literary journal. That would be amazing! We all voted for the magazine to be named, Bard of the Isles, which tastes so quintessentially British that it’s rather exciting!
Writers will be able to showcase their short stories (not vss365!). I really want to see this community grow and develop in such a huge way that it’ll be hugely popular in the coming months and years. Think, a LitHub for British readers.
This seasons theme: “The Prequel”, which will be a nice creative challenge. What is the prequel or backstory of your work in progress (WIP)? If you have something, or a tingle to be extra creative, join our Facebook group, say hello and get ready to submit something we are all dying to read!
It’s a hugely inclusive group of individuals too, so if you’re a Brit living in Australia, Spain or Canada, etc you can interact, network, make friends with and join the official Facebook group (here). If you’re not a Brit but you live, work or study in Britain, you can do the very same! We’re all Bards of the Isle!
Meet new folks, share tips and advice about writing, and even give beta reading a go! It’s a lot of fun! It’s given me an idea about creating a sub genre of sorts for the hashtag (#BritishIrishWritingCommunity & #BIWC) to reach out to writers of the commonwealth too. It would be great to see what’s developing out there! For more information check out the hashtag, and Phil Parker. You’ll enjoy Motivational Monday too.
Writing is, and can be a daunting, challenging and lonely process. So join up, there’s only a handful of us so far, make friends and share your works. It would be great to finally meet you.
Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2O5iqlj
Phil Parker on twitter: @PhilSpeculates
Let me know what you thought, and please purchase a copy of the short story collection. I’m so proud to have bought and read a copy. It’s such a great collection of stories that leaves you wanting to know more, much more. With the added beautiful texts, the stunning imagery Sisamis has described, and the essence in how immortality is explored is mouth-wateringly stunning. Check both out!
I have also set up a YouTube channel for this journey too, to record various experiences I will learn about writing and publishing. I’ll also discuss books and poems I will come across, as well as performing my own awful poetry. Join me, help me, enjoy!
Thank you for taking the time to watch and follow along. More coming very soon so watch this space!
Sylvia B. Davidson
I have finally set up my website! I have set up other social media accounts, so be sure to check the links at the bottom of the site to follow me and say hello.
The site is kind of basic at the moment as I’m still trying to get to grips with it all, and I’m also spending most of my creative time writing my novels, poetry and working on my next lone essay collection, Uncommon Love. I’m not yet 100% sure what I’ll present and how often, but anything major will be hosted here and on my YouTube channel, though I know I’ll be sharing my writing journey and the various processes I’ve discovered and learned about self and traditional publishing where possible.
This is just a short post, but thank you so much for checking the site out! If you have any suggestions do not hesitate to let me know! I’m also far more active on Twitter!
Twitter Hashtags: #WormwoodWitches #Polygon5 & #MysticMoon - which are working titles for my main three WIPs.
S. B. Davidson
July 2019 Update: I’ll have an introduction video uploaded at some point!