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Creating Atmosphere In Fiction – by Esther Chilton

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News:
Today, I’m delighted to welcome Esther Chilton to my blog. While I’m putting the finishing touches to my next short story collection, Esther kindly accepted my invitation to write a guest post.…

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I Challenge You To…

This week’s challenge is to write a story, limerick or poem on the subject of: Phone calls Last week’s theme was the pub. Here are some of the great pieces you sent in: Keith Channing always raises a smile: Folk … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

The RWL (ReaderWriterLounge) Short Story Competition is looking for entries of between 1000 – 10,000 words in their 2018 competition. Writers have until the 31st August in which to send their entries. Prizes: 1st Prize: £100 2nd Prize: £50 3rd … Continue reading

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Funny Of The Week

This week’s ‘Funny of the Week‘ has been sent in by Martin Strike. Football fever gripped the nation last week when, for a brief moment, we truly believed ‘football’s coming home’, as evidenced by someone who saw fit to write … Continue reading

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The Strange Workings Of The English Language Part Six

Here is part four in my new series, where I take a look at the weird and wonderful world of words. If you missed part one, please click here. You’ll find part two here and part three here. For part … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

  It’s with great delight that I welcome Patty Fletcher to my Guest Writer Spot for the first time. Here, Patty tells us about herself and her writing: About me and my crew I’m a single mother with a beautiful … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…

This week’s challenge is to write a story, limerick or poem on the subject of: The Pub Last week’s theme was Diets. Here are some of the entertaining pieces you sent in: Keith Channing always sends a clever limerick: “You … Continue reading

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