It’s April review time

Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to April showers,
Here is the point you should never miss.

Though April showers may come your way,
They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So if it’s raining, have no regrets,
Because it isn’t raining rain, you know, (It’s raining violets,)
And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list’ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.


So it’s time for the showers folks, showers of praise or a rainy squall.
Whichever it is, this is where your shower should fall,  preferably wrapped up neatly in a comment on our April Reviews page.

And for those who would like a little musical accompaniment while they ponder, here it is …


May – June CW competition: voting arrangements

A list of this month’s entries and the instructions for voting appear on a separate webpage: May – June 2016 Competition: where to find the stories and how to vote. Please add your votes to the ‘Leave A Reply’ section at the bottom of that page, and not as blog posts, so that everything is in one place.

If you have not previously posted on our new site, your first comment will go into moderation before being published. Do not despair, this just means we have to approve your comment. After that first one, all your comments will get published automatically.

If there are any problems you should still be able to use the ‘Contact Us’ form.

P.S. A few of our writers who did not, or were unable to, accept invitations to become site Authors, have been re-invited. This will enable them to add posts to the blog.

I’m back!

I’m back from a great if rather rainy trip to the Netherlands and Germany! Hopefully I’ll get my story finished and posted tonight. It’s a bit short on scenery at the moment,IMG_0462 as the setting is Lands End to John o’Groats, which looks nothing like the Mosel Valley!

If it is OK with everyone, I shall have a look through our new site for any stories posted in the site’s blog rather than as separate WordPress pages, and copy them to their own webpage on an archive site:

to make it easier to link to them from the voting page.

I tried to rescue some stories from myT on to the archive site before the demise of myT and managed a few – a lot of links were already broken by the time I started to do this. If their owners would like them back, or would like them deleted from the archive site then please let me know.

– Giselle

May Competition Details

The details of the May Competition ‘On the Road’ have now been updated, and can be found via this link

Please enter by posting a comment on that page including a link to your entry, which should preferably be on your own blog site.

If it’s the first time you have commented on this site, your comment will go into moderation. Once it has been approved, your subsequent comments should appear immediately.

Any problems – please contact us

The new TCWG Bar and Library are open!

I have put up two new pages, a Bar where people can chat via the Comments section, and a Library with some online resources for writers. I hope these are useful. They can be accessed in the menu at the bottom left of the screen.