Today I would like to welcome Juliet B. Madison to talk about her latest project, an anthology in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
Please tell us more about how we can participate in this event.
Thanks Sarah Jane.
CALLING ALL FAN FICTION WRITERS
I am looking for dedicated people to write a short story about my Detective MC DI Frank Lyle & the other characters in the DI Frank Lyle Mystery Series.
For those of you who already write fan fiction based on movies and TV shows this should be a cinch.
Even if you have only ever read one DI Lyle book it should provide you with plenty of possible DI Lyle fan fiction scenarios. Any kind of fan fiction is your chance to take the story the way you’d like it to have gone rather than the way it actually turned out.
You can write in American or British English, I don’t mind since it’s the individual’s interpretation of the characters and series story arc that matters, not the writing style. I do however prefer the use of the words post-mortem, as opposed to autopsy, and mortuary rather than morgue as these sound inherently more British. Also CSI is modern terminology. In Britain at the time of the DI Lyle series the term SOCO (Scene of Crime Officer) was in far more commonplace use.
I have already written my own contribution, Sudden Impact, and received two more very wonderful stories. I know that there are more whose arrival in my inbox is fairly imminent. The stories do not have to be police procedural, they can be in any genre you choose, provided they feature DI Frank Lyle series characters. I would especially love to read a DI Lyle goes steam punk story.
The winner of the best story will be announced and the winning story published on my website on July 4th, 3 days after the closing date, as well as being announced on Facebook and Twitter. The winner gets a personally signed DI Frank Lyle series paperback of their choice and a special mention in the completed anthology.
I am putting together this anthology to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity close to my heart. There are very few of us today whose lives have not been affected, either directly or indirectly by cancer at some point. You can find out more about this wonderful charity here
If you’re stuck for information or ideas you can visit my crime author site. If you need to ask any questions then you can email me or PM me on Facebook
You can give cameo roles to your partners, kids, friends and other people important to you. It’s your story so enjoy the experience. Don’t forget to include a brief author bio (do not include it in the total word count of the story)
You can read the full details and T&Cs of the competition here
There is also a Facebook event running from now until June 30th 2015, in which you can participate here
You can visit Surveymonkey to take the DI Lyle anthology Survey
Thank you Juliet, that sounds amazing and we wish you every success with this please come back and let us know how it's going and maybe give us a sneak preview nearer to release day!
If you would like to connect with Juliet her links ar at the end of this post.
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5/29/2015 11:13:37 pm
I've actually got three stories now. Received another since writing this. I'm extremely impressed with what everyone has done with my characters so far Any bit of support is a way of giving t a one finger salute and sales of the Alternate Voices anthology will enable Macmillan to provide much needed support to people and their loved ones living with cancer either now or in the future..
5/29/2015 11:34:46 pm
Can't wait to read all the stories, Juliet. What a wonderful idea and a very worthy cause.
5/29/2015 11:55:02 pm
I hope to get a few more before the deadline.
5/30/2015 05:46:25 am
I really think this anthology is a good idea. I have really enjoyed participating and I hope you get a few more entries.
5/30/2015 08:24:13 am
I hope so too, Caroline. It's such fun giving other people free rein to use my characters and seeing what they come up with.
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