As if you didn’t know already, I’ll be taking part in the live (gulp!) radio programme The Write Lines between nine and ten o’clock tonight, staring in a bit of a fan-girl way at all the other guests.
Enjoying the canapes and the excellent chocolate brownies will be Nick Harkaway, who wrote the brilliant The Gone-away World; the unavoidable Ben Johncock, who is a writer, blogger, tweeter and creator of The Twitter Consultancy. Literary agent extraordinaire Carole Blake will be there too (and if you’ve not read her extremely useful book From Pitch to Publication then you really should do, right now); and keeping us all on the straight and narrow (as if she has a chance) will be Sue Cook, broadcaster and author of two novels, Force of Nature and On Dangerous Ground.
We’ll be discussing writing and publishing fiction, and if you have any questions you can send them to @theWriteLines via Twitter, where you should also be able to find a running commentary on the programme by following the hashtag #WriteLines (or perhaps #theWriteLines: I’m not sure, I’m afraid!).
Even if you live out of range of BBC Radio Oxford’s transmitter you should be able to listen along with the programme on the internet; and if you manage to miss it this evening I’ll forgive you, because you’ll be able to listen to it again for a full week after it’s aired. And you’d better make sure you do because I will be asking you questions about it later and there’ll be detentions for everyone who gets the answers wrong.