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Festival countdown #2

August 10, 2013

IMGP3125I hope you’re having a nice relaxing weekend getting ready for the ebook festival? Getting used to putting your feet up and just enjoying THE FESTIVAL THAT COMES TO YOU? Or working out how you’ll fit all that virtual festival going in around your busy life. Either way, with slots at 11am, 12noon, 12.30, and every hour from 2pm through to 11pm you will have your work cut out to keep up with it. Fortunately, unlike other festivals, the venue remains the same, you don’t have to rush from place to place and of course it’s all FREE. And if something gets in the way and you miss a slot you can always catch up by going to the CATEGORY tabs and reliving the experience virtually after the event.  But don’t fall too much behind or you’ll miss out – there’s 170 slots to enjoy after all.  We’ve been working hard so that you don’t have to. Just click the link or log in and you’re there. So just share the news: It all comes to you and it’s all free.

If you’ve missed out on what’s coming, why not scroll back through the PREVIEWS category and see what’s coming up.

Being Scots – the McStorytellers competition winners

One of the cornerstones and stand out favourites of last year’s festival was the short story slot at 11am. (BST) We’re running it again this year, but it has a slight difference. Earlier in the year McStorytellers ran a competition for entries – the prize of which was appearing at the festival and in the festival anthology. So the twelve stories this year are all ‘winners.’ The brief was to write a story on the theme ‘Being Scots’ and there is a huge variety of responses but every one of them will sit nicely with your coffee/tea/juice and biscuit at 11am. It’s the best reason to have a fifteen minute coffee break I know. And a great start to the festival day.  Don’t miss it, whatever you do.

All the world’s a blogroll…

Our festival director Cally Phillips has been lost in blogland for quite a while – as you can imagine, running a festival that is essentially a giant community blog.  And what else to do but write about it? At 6pm (BST) from Monday 12th through till Sunday 18th she shares her personal thoughts about all things blogging after which you may feel much more confident in going ahead and using blogs creatively for your own purposes! Cally’s advice is: Don’t just play by the rules – make up your own rules.

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