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Bite Size Writing Tips

Don’t overdo your ending Don’t go beyond your story’s natural ending e.g. in a horror story, it’s more effective to finish with the girl thinking she’s got away only for the monster to appear right at the end, its jaws … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Make your reader smile Ideas for humorous letters, fillers, articles and stories are everywhere. Something your granddaughter said which left you in stitches can make an ideal anecdote for a reader’s letter. Likewise, an experience abroad, be it braving the … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Festival To Remember – Part Five

Here is the final instalment of my Harrogate Festival journey. Click for parts one, two, three and four if you missed them. Here is the final instalment of my Harrogate Festival journey. Sunday morning dawned and we were due to … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Festival To Remember – Part Four

I’m almost at the end of my Harrogate Crime Festival trip. Click for parts one, two and three if you missed them. Last week, I left you with thoughts of another encounter with Harlan Coben. Well, it really hadn’t been … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Perfect Paragraphs If you’re writing an article or story for a magazine, think about your paragraph lengths. When you send your work out, your pages are A4 size. The lengths of your paragraphs may look short on a page that … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Festival To Remember – Part Three

If you missed parts and one and two of my Harrogate Crime Writing Festival journey, please click here and here. As we seemed to have settled into the habit of missing all or part of the events we’d booked, we … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Festival To Remember – Part Two

Last week, I gave some background detail as to how my partner and I first came to attend the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival back in 2017. If you missed it, click here. Part two follows on from last week. I … Continue reading

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