Edited by Alan Hayes and published by Hidden Tiger
This will be a book collecting together fan memories of Catweazle, with profits being donated to The Official Catweazle UK Fan Club funds.
The book is in the early planning stages and I am inviting members of this forum to write for the book. Essays should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, though that is just a guide. Higher or lower will be fine.
The focus is a personal one - what does Catweazle mean to you? How did you discover the series? What was it about it that made it appeal? What did it inspire you to do? Did you make friends because of Catweazle? What are your treasured memories of Fan Club events or of other things connected with the series and those who made it?
If you are interested in contributing to this book, please send me a personal message.
I look forward to hearing from you.
This project has the blessing of the Catweazle Fan Club.
Yes - please support this, I have already posted mine to Alan. It will be a lot of work for Alan to produce something like this for the fans and club, so I do hope that everybody will send their views in, because he is doing it out of love for the club AND he is donating the profits to the club, which is an amazing thing to volunteer to do for which I thank him very much. It could lead on to other things. It will be a wonderful thing to share with other fans your thoughts emotions, memories of watching it for the first time etc. and even what made you join the fan club, etc as Alan states.
This forum is a tremendous place for the members and other fans to discuss and ask questions, we really would like EVERYONE to join in.
No-one need for anyone to worry about being "a good writer". I'm here to fine tune if need be, in consultation with each writer. Besides, it's about heart and sharing stories, not about trying to be the next Richard Carpenter.
A timely reminder that I am still looking for writers for this book.
Unfortunately, the email address I originally included above was hacked and has now been deleted and replaced with a new one, so please don't send emails to me. Just send me a personal message here please, if you wish to register your interest. Thanks.
You are doing such a great job! Thank you so much, your perseverance is not only paying off but is admirable to see. Come on fans get behind Alan and this project - just think - your name in print! As Alan says it is a unique thing to contribute too, and I think Kip and Annie, Geoffrey, Robin, Q, and all the other cast and crew would be chuffed to bits to see children of 50years ago (or even younger ones) see in writing, just what Catweazle meant and still means to them. So don't just do it for the club do it for them for the 50th anniversary. Alan, I wonder if we could get some special fans to add their comments? I am talking celebs that are fans. Wonder if I can get some addresses or agents for the people I know love Catweazle?
While the idea of celebs being involved is interesting, I think that's probably more appropriate for a documentary. I really want this book to be the memories of the rank and file: fan club members and grassroots fans - and besides, it'll be self-published and I would be embarrassed asking celebs to be involved in something I'm 'knocking up in my shed'.
I'd also be concerned that by having 'big' names the great writers we already have would be overshadowed or maybe seem less important in the eyes of the readers.
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2019 23:11:29 GMT by Alan Hayes