You might have noticed that The View From Here has had a bit of a refit recently.
Improved graphics & navigation and a larger layout give a sheen to two major changes at the heart of the site.
The first DNA change is that the "blog" is officially now what it was moving towards anyway and is branded as a literary on-line magazine. So you'll notice there is now a news section in the tabs at the top - do check it out!
Note the address is now : viewfromheremagazine.com although all mike-french.blogspot.com addresses will redirect to the new address.
The second DNA change, and the one I'm most excited about, is The View From Here is now officially affiliated with UK based, Cornerstones Literary Consultancy. Run by Helen Corner, who was interviewed last year on The View From Here, Cornerstones are a prestige consultancy and are highly respected in the publishing industry.
Recent success for Cornerstones has been Sarwat Chadda, who has just landed a major six figure deal in the US/UK for his debut novel, The Devil's Kiss.
So this will mean that the site will, in addition to its regular features, be bringing you CORNERSTONE NEWS. You'll notice Cornerstones in the banner above for The View From Here and a link to them at the top of the side-bar on the right. Do check them out!
I finalised the agreement over a cappuccino with Helen and Managing Editor, Kathryn Robinson, in London yesterday and I'm confident that this will take The View From Here to a wider audience and enable it to enter its second year ( the site will be a year old next month!) with a new sense of excitement as it finds its niche in the writing world.
So happy days! Enjoy the new look - good things ahead!