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Monday Motivations

I hope you’ve settled down into 2017 well. If you’re looking for a fresh challenge, here’s one for you: Write a story or poem on any of the following themes: Disaster Love Silence Your themes from last week were: A … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations On A Tuesday…

As most of you will be aware by now, I’m holding a couple of short story competitions – one for a flash fiction story of up to 100 words (open theme) and one for a longer story of up to … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations

Last week a few of you contacted me to say how helpful you found the opening lines in my Monday Motivations slot. So this week, I’ll give you two more – firstly for a short story and secondly, for a … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations/Fabulous First Few Words Part Two

In this second part of my weekly series on how to hook your reader’s interest in your story straight away, I focus on the shock factor and how it instantly grips your reader, making her sit up and take notice. … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations/The ABC Of Short Story Ideas Part Eight

Now it’s getting tricky…here’s V, W and X: V is for Victory: The victory in your short story could be a big one – a country taking victory in a hard fought war. You could take a particular character in … Continue reading

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