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Markets For Writers

Fly on the Wall Press is looking for submissions of collections of poetry, as well as collections of flash fiction/short stories and individual short stories. The closing date is 15th November 2019. What are they looking for? Writers who have … Continue reading

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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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Markets For Writers

The People’s Friend: This long-running magazine is primarily known for its short stories, which are character-driven, traditional, feel-good tales. The fiction team are hugely encouraging and often offer advice if you’re close to being accepted. The magazine also publishes features … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Crystal Magazine: If you’re a new writer and aren’t sure about sending your stories out, then why not try the small press? Crystal Magazine is a small press publication aimed at new and established writers. The editor, Christine Carr, is … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

I’d like to welcome Murray Clarke back to my Guest Writer Spot. He’s had stories featured on this page a number of times and always knows how to tell a very entertaining story. Sit back, relax and enjoy! FEAR OF … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Choosing a setting for your story: The setting in a fiction story can help to shape the mood of the story. A story set in an abandoned warehouse immediately evokes a sense of eeriness and isolation, of neglect and dreariness. … Continue reading

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It’s A Bargain!

A huge thank you to those of you who have read my current book of short stories – A Walk in the Woods. The paperback will be coming out soon – I promise! Some of you may not know that … Continue reading

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