19 November 2013

Blogging in American

J.S.Watts has written a guest post for the US book website Slashed Reads. Appositely, the post touches upon the complexities and contrasting colours of UK and US English and the issues arising from the words-without-borders approach of international blogging.

"Two nations divided by a common language" or an increasingly mid-Atlantic linguistic coming together? Read J.S.'s guest post to find out. Click here to read on.

12 November 2013

Blogging From The End of The Pier

Today, J.S.Watts has the honour of having a guest post published on The End of The Pier Show blog, hosted by Cromercrox, also known as Mr. Henry Gee, acclaimed writer of both science and science fiction books, the most recent of which, I believe, is "The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution", published on 21 October 2013 from the University of Chicago Press.

After that extremely long opening sentence, you may be surprised to learn that the blog post in question is all about the need for brevity in blogging! To read the post and check out The End of The Pier Show blog just click on Blogging Briefly: a guest post from J.S.Watts

11 November 2013

Getting Ready For Christmas?

I know it's only November, but have you started getting ready for Christmas yet? Selected the turkey? Made the mincemeat? Baked the Christmas Cake? Bought all the presents? Well, well done you if you have, but if you're still struggling with what to get people for Christmas, or if you haven't even started thinking about Christmas yet, please bear in mind that a book makes a wonderful Christmas present.

Just saying......

You don't have to buy any of J.S.Watts' books (though she would be extremely gratified if you did), but the best way to support a writer is to buy their books.

If nothing here takes your fancy, go buy someone else's book, but do go and buy
at least one this festive season - make a writer happy this Christmas.

5 November 2013

An Experimental Evening at the Leper Chapel

This Saturday, 9th November, there's going to be an experimental evening of arts at the ancient Leper Chapel, Newmarket Road, Cambridge.

Created by the Shindig team, this is going to be an evening of art and story telling in Cambridge's allegedly most haunted building.

There will be art by Blanche Laviale and Naomi Jones-Morris, film, music, story telling and poetry. Amongst the many talented performers on the night, J.S.Watts will be reading some of her darker stories and poems.

The event starts at 8pm and is FREE. 

This could well be a night to remember. Don't miss out.

1 November 2013

Poetry and Prose - It's All Happening!

There's lots of stuff taking place between now and Christmas. J.S.Watts will be doing a variety of poetry readings to welcome in the season's festivities and raise funds for some very good causes. Check back here for further updates and keep an eye on this website's Events Page where you can already find details of December's poetry and folk music fundraiser for Bury St. Edmund's Holocaust Garden Memorial Fund.

J.S. will also be writing guest posts for the writerly The Writer's Vineyard blog and the cerebral and scientific Now Appearing , the blog of the talented and prolific science author Brian Clegg (did you know he's even been the answer to a University Challenge question?). J.S.'s guest post for The Writer's Vineyard will be published on 1st December. The date for the Now Appearing guest post will be confirmed shortly.

Further updates will be provided on this website in the run up to Christmas. So, do keep checking back.