The Timelines Anthology launch took place on October 19th at the John Rylands library.
The place is simply magical. It was a first for many of us to be reading our story out loud in front of an audience. And I believe the atmospheric rooms were perfect to set the scene of historical stories.
I will not go into details of the day, as there is a really god one on the Manchester Children’s book Festival blog.
Instead I will talk about my personal experience reading my own story.
I was really nervous before, so I seeked advice from an actress friend. And the key, she said, was just enjoy reading my story. She said: ” If you are enjoying yourself, and having a good time, everybody will.”
And I believe this is a really good advice.
In the series of Timelines Anthology interviews, today I am talking
to author and editor Iris Feindt
[©2013 to I.Feindt]
Can you describe your work as editors of the Timelines Anthology
Where to begin? The Timelines team is very small – it consists of Sherry Ashworth, Livi Michael and me. Because our team is so small, we have to wear many ‘hats’. The ‘editing-hat’ is only one of them and it involves the following things:
Don’t judge yourself!
This advice came for a wonderful author Sherry Aswhorth, who was my tutor at the time.
We were having a tutorial and I was telling her how I felt more and more worried about what I was writing, and how I believed it was not good enough.
– “Don’t judge yourself. Now is not the time to judge. It is a first draft. You will have plenty of time to judge your work whilst editing.”