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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday 31 July 2013

RFW ~ No more!

Sadly, the Romantic Friday Writers Blog
due to lack of participation. 

Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of viewers of the site content, but sometimes only a handful of challenge entries. Up to 2324 people viewed each challenge sign up, but for some reason, never participated!

I, for one, am grateful to its hosts Denise Covey, Donna Hole and Francine Howarth, not only for their considerable effort in thinking up challenges and presenting the blog sites so wonderfully, but also for all the hours spent reading the entries and commenting so well on the individual content, before choosing Featured Writers and Runners Up. (See below for more news)

I would also like to thank them for providing me with a forum from which to develop my writing, especially flash fiction  and poetry:

I have started reading Writing and Selling Your Novel, in which the author, Jack.M.Bickham, talks about being professional about your writing if you want to become a successful author.

'The professional writer can always 'turn it on', on demand at a moment's notice.He has to be able to do this if he is to maintain production over time.'

 RFW gave me a forum to practice and achieve this very thing.
Thank you Denise, Donna and Francine. For those of you who have achieved NanoWriMo, you will know what this means.

However, writing on demand in another genre might be yet another challenge...

 Indeed, Denise now has a new blogsite  Write...Edit...Publish which will host challenges, on a variety of genres/ narrative styles including romantic fiction. MORE INFO

Can you write on Demand? 
Is this a skill you would like to develop?


  1. Hi Madeleine,

    I noted the unfortunate demise of RFW. I also know that through this, that Denise and Donna have set up that new blogsite. You are one who likes a challenge. I reckon you would be most inspired.

    I hope that book you mention gives you lots of practical advice.

    I have written on demand. Luckily, because I write in so many genres, or have a certain Jack Russell take over when I'm tired, I'm okay with on demand writing.

    Wishing you well, Madeleine. And thank you for all those comments on our site.

    Gary :)

  2. I loved Jack's Scene and Structure. I guess I do turn it out. I have deadlines. I meet them. I write everyday and keep moving forward.

  3. Well I always enjoyed reading your stories for the challenges set by the RFW blog!!!

    Take care

  4. I also enjoyed reading the challenges and even judged once. But as I understand, Denise is putting something new together.


  5. Nas, yes there's a link at the bottom of this post about the new Bloghop site ;O)

    Old Kitty yes thank you for your wonderful support with my entries :O)

    Mary yes, I can see that your regular writing is paying dividends.

    Gary, yes you are great at writing on demand under the watchful eye of Penny ;O)

  6. Even though I only participated in it once, and then only because Donna saw a piece of my writing and suggested it might be a good fit, I was sad to see that it had ended. And yet I think Denise et al's new blogfest blog will be a great one, and more accessible to a wider range of people writing in different genres.

  7. Thanks for this Maddy. I expect more participation now it's not perceived as all about romance. As if it ever was, but I think the name gave the wrong impression.

    I am going this new venture alone too BTW, although of course Donna is supporting me as much as time allows.


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