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A Brief Blog Break

Nothing to worry about but, due to unforeseen circumstances, I’m having to take a brief blog break. Thank you to everyone who sent something in for my Monday Motivations from last week. I will be publishing them as soon as … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

This week’s market is for the novelists. The Exeter Novel Prize is open until 1st January. They’re looking for the first 10,000 words of an uncontracted novel, together with its synopsis. All genres are accepted bar children’s. Prizes: 1st: £500 … Continue reading

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My Weekly Writing Challenge

Every now and then I like to come up with a different set of challenges, so I thought after my recent rollover challenge, I’d start something new. Here’s your new challenge: OPTION ONE: Write a flash fiction story of 50 … Continue reading

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My Weekly Writing Challenge

Looking for some inspiration? Then why not give my latest writing challenge a go? Option one: Write a limerick with the word LOVE in it somewhere Option two: Write a poem on the theme of SONG Option three: Write a … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations

Last week, I launched my two short story competitions (with prizes!) One of them is for a flash fiction story of up to 100 words. The theme is an open one so let your imagination go and see where it … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations

My motivational tip for you this week is in the form of a last line. Sometimes, if you’re given a theme, opening line, or even last line, it can start the thought processes working and before you know it, you … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations

If you’re feeling sluggish after the weekend, or if you need a bit of a break from working on a big writing project, try some flash fiction. It’s fun and a great way to sharpen up your writing skills. You … Continue reading

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