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My Grandad – Master Of Coppit And Boxes

Just before my grandad died, he said to me, “Don’t ever grow up. I never have.” He was 93 years old and I was 36.  Everyone thinks their grandad is special and mine certainly was. Father to six and grandfather … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Fish Publishing are holding their annual flash fiction competition. Here are the details for you: Word Limit: 300 words Closing date: 28th Feb 2018 Entry Fees: €14 (€8 subsequent entries) Prizes: 1st prize: €1,000 2nd prize: Online writing course with … Continue reading

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Funny Of The Week/They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To – Part Seven

This series of Funny of the Week is one of nostalgia, taking a trip back in time to newspaper ads of old. Though, you wouldn’t see any ads like these now. It just shows how times have moved on and … Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Writing Ideas – B Is For…

Last week saw the first in my new weekly series. Each week, I’ll be bringing you an idea – whether it’s a magazine to write for, a theme for a short story, the opening line of a poem…If you missed … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

This week, I’d like to welcome Alethea Kehas, with a strong piece of writing, as my Guest Writer. Exploring the Body’s Memories: An Exercise in Constriction By Alethea Kehas   When we begin to let go of the grasp of … Continue reading

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More Music Memories

Lady in Red When I was fourteen, we used to visit my nan most Sundays. She lived a good hour or so away so Mum, Dad and I travelled by car to see her. I didn’t like travelling by car … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Writing Magazine usually have themed competitions, but the first one of 2018 sees an open competition. Apart from the lack of a theme, all the usual rules apply: Word Count: Between 1500-1700 words Prizes: 1st: £200 plus publication in the … Continue reading

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