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Bite Size Writing Tips

Got For It! Not sure about pitching an idea to an editor? Written a story, but scared to enter it into a competition? Want to send a reader’s letter out but uncertain the magazine will use it? We all have … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

We all do it – overuse words like ‘that’, ‘very’, ‘really’, ‘then’ etc. They’re not necessary. Use the ‘find’ facility in Word and you’ll be surprised at how many of these words you’re using in your writing. Then go back … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Entering a writing competition? Here are a few tips to ensure your entry is on the shortlist: A judge wants to read something unexpected, exciting and compelling so think outside the box. Make sure your story isn’t over the word … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Take your time The time of day can make a difference to the type of atmosphere your readers feel. For example, you can darken a story by setting it at night. There’s always an extra sense of menace, of threat … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Stuck for an article idea? Try looking through the magazine you want to write for… You may want to write for a cat magazine but can’t think of an original idea. Looking through the magazine in question, you come across … 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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Bite Size Writing Tips

A story written in the first person can be very effective in creating a sense of atmosphere and making your readers feel as if they are part of the story, seeing and experiencing everything along with that character. Take the … Continue reading

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