Have a looksee: http://www.maryevanswriter.com/blog.html
For a small consideration, I can tell you what he said about you all off camera...
The NewsBiscuit Community
It’s like a complex mathematical equation.
Enjoyed the transcript, Mary, but I'm still looking for that supportive chat room he mentioned.
Fuck off Sinnick*
* That was A JOKE
I think I know about what he thinks of me
<looks at all the sunk subs sadly>
Just to take the piss, somewhat Mary, I loved the way you opened the chat:
Are you easily impressed or is he really that good at saying hello?
What's more to the point re NB is concerned, though, is did you never think to ask him why Wayland was never made WO(T)M, because that's why it's now dying a slow death.
Hmm ... Gaffer Tape?
He seems like a decent enough chap with honourable intentions. As for members moving on - it happens, as he mentioned in the interview. Still some helpful supportive people here.
And that Rebecca from three miles away.
So all is not lost.
Mr Arkwright - a little joke. I try to do those. And curiously no, in an interview JoF gave freely to help new writers, I didn't think to indulge in petty site politics. For the past little while, the WoM has been decided by internet hits, so while I'm sorry if Wayland hasn't been honoured thus, it's no reflection on the quality of his writing. I'm sure he's made his peace with it - he can always buy a mug and pretend.
And Squudge, don't be downbeat, darling. There are loads of people rejecting your subs, not just the Ed*
*Also A JOKE
" Living in the Outer Hebrides and emailing stuff in may not be enough, tragically" Good thing I moved then- although I still can't write to save myself! One step at a time...
@Mary - *snow joke, but still funny
@Squudge A sense of humour! That'll get your far on here, friend. Keep at it - writing is all about shit-sticking. Or just having fun throwing it.
[furiously scribbles design for industrial shit-flinger on back of envelope]
What? Squudge is fab, how dare anyone reject our lovely s. Send in Kevin to any one who demurs. Flounce.
Release The Attack Swans
I await news "Westminster votes to send 'Special Attack Swans' to Syria"
Mr Assad - meet 'Archie' ...he would like to inspect your weapon
How do we know you're not John O'Farrell, or vice versa? "John O'Farrell" is just the sort of name that would translate into "Mary Evans" if a man wanted to break out of the carapace of his male identity...
Good stuff Mary.
Anybody who hasn't read his work should put that right.
He is undoubtedly very good.
Clean, wholesome fun.
He's not as tall as you might think.
Am I right in thinking Neal Doran is about to (or has recently) published his first novel?
Should keep him in brightly coloured sweaters for a while.
Enjoyed the piece so much I forgot to leave work on time, note to self must skive earlier
@Scronnythingymajjg - thanks so much! Lots of other super writing folk lined up, so hope you'll tune in again.
@Gerontius - hello fella, where you been? Yes, it is true about Babs, our baby's growing up so fast. His book comes out in a couple of weeks I believe, the boy done good. Or standards have slipped.
Can I allow myself a bit of chuffery?
I may not write much here but a bit from my blog was used in The Wine Merchant, "an independant magazine for independant retailers". They then asked if I wanted to scribble a column myself. I had a go and this was the reply:
"...just wanted to say thanks again for the column - I read it very quickly the first time and knew it was good, but it's only now that I've started laying it out on the page that I realise how good. Some great laugh-out-loud bits in there.
You're very welcome to write regularly, if you feel so inclined."
I'm sure without NB it would not have been so funny. BTW only funny if you are in the wine trade so not going to share it!
I once bought a Lotto ticket in an off-licence. Does that make me in the wine trade?
Bj. you can now add writer and journalist to your passport, I'm not sure if it makes it more or less likely you get a free upgrade when travelling abroad.
Journalist! I like that!
I once painted a picture so my mad girl friend of the time introduced me to her Islington friends as an artist.
I cook the B&B breakfasts in the pub before going to work. Does that mean I'm a chef too?
Cook, writer, artist, wine merchant and publican. Wow! I normally just say shop-keeper.
Mind you I do get £37 a month from a pension fund I forgot about which I closed early. Does that mean I am also retired?
Journalist, Cook, writer, artist, wine merchant and publican who says men can't multitask. £37.00 a month that's not from bottoms up is it? I'v known 3 people who have worked for bottoms up in the distant past and I'd like to know if they're good for a loan.
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