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Bite Size Writing Tips

Keep it Short and Sweet Whether you’re writing an article, short story, or novel, think about your opening paragraph very carefully in terms of length. Often, as writers, we’re keen to get going and ideas are flowing, so we don’t … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

Welcome to my Guest Writer Spot. This week’s Guest Writer is Jo Elizabeth Pinto. She’s written a super short story. Before you read it, you might like to know a little bit about her: J. E. Pinto was born in … 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: Favourite childhood memories Last week’s theme was favourite indulgences. Here are a few of yours: Keith Channing A king who’d committed transgressions Found indulgences sealed … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

We’re getting closer to Halloween so why not pen a Halloween themed story? Writing Magazine are holding a Halloween Short Story Competition. The word limit is 500 words and if you’re the winner, you can choose your prize – either … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Alone and Aloud As writers, it’s so easy to become immersed in our work. Often we know our own stories  so well, which means that when we read our writing to check for errors, we miss spelling mistakes, a word … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

It’s with great pleasure that I’m welcoming Martin Strike aka The Newbury Short Story Teller back to my Guest Writer Spot. This week, he has a fabulous story to tell: Browned Off at The Great British Bake Off Let me … 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: Favourite indulgences Last week’s theme was favourite songs/music artists. They clearly inspire you. Some of the pieces are here, while you’ll find others by following … Continue reading

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