I have to admit to having a bit of a ‘thing’ about Brighton, at the moment. Probably because Love & Freedom is set in and around that ‘Little London by the Sea’ so I’ve been down there quite a lot on research. And I’m planning to visit to do some promo, too – watch this space (there may be chocolate involved).
When I was in my late teens Brighton meant fun weekends and holidays with loads to do and an amazing music scene. OK, the beach was a bit crunchy but the piers – they were both open, in those days – were fun; also the pubs, clubs, shops and markets. Musicians set up in parks and the police didn’t steal your beer if you happened to be drinking it in public. I’m a trifle older now (pause for raised eyebrows) but I still love Brighton and always have fun there.
Whilst I’m on the subject of Brighton, here’s news of the current Brighton Cow competitions:
One is free to enter and has three £10 prizes as well as publication on their site. You need to write a non-fiction piece on the subject of your own choosing. Word limit is 500. Deadline is 30th April 2011.
There’s a fiction competition too. The deadline is 31st May 2011. It costs £4 to enter and the word limit is 3000. There are three cash prizes of £100, £50 and £25. All shortlisted stories have the option of publication on our site as well as being broadcast, where appropriate, on the local hospital radio network.
Full details are on www.brightoncow.co.uk
As you can see, Brighton Pier is on the cover. Good cover, huh?
Blue’s my favourite colour.