Tag Archives: short stories

Winning Ways

Have you entered a writing competition recently and not come anywhere? You’re not alone. I remember that sinking feeling, when I clicked on a link to the shortlisted entries and my name wasn’t among those on the list. But I … Continue reading

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How Do You Choose Your Book Cover?

As many of you know, my book of short stories, A Walk In The Woods, recently came out. I loved working with my illustrator and watching my ideas for the cover slowly take shape. I wanted the cover to reflect … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

I know that many of you are inspired by a theme so here’s one for you from The Fiction Desk: Houses and homes. Want to know more? Here’s what they have to say: ‘There should be plenty here for short … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Are you looking for a market for your short stories? Then Prima may be an option. They like touching, uplifting stories. Here’s what they have to say: ‘Do you have a way with words and want to win £100? We’d … Continue reading

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Reeling In Your Reader

An enormous thank you to the wonderful Writers Bureau for allowing me to be their guest blogger yesterday. If you’d like to read my guest blog on ways to draw readers into reading your short story, then you can take … Continue reading

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It’s Launch Day!

It’s finally here! My book of short stories, A Walk In The Woods, is available to buy today! Thank you to all of you who have pre-ordered the book. I hope you enjoy it. If you haven’t, why haven’t you?! … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Not sure how to end your short story? Well, don’t do it this way! Finishing your story with a cunning twist can make for a very effective ending and leave your readers admiring your brilliance. However, a lot of magazine … Continue reading

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