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Bite Size Writing Tips: Dynamic Dialogue – Part Seven

Here’s part seven in my writing dialogue series. Here are parts one, two, three, four, five and six. Now for part seven: Use dialogue to break up big blocks of narrative text. It aids readability, as well as injecting pace … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

By e-mail or post? Most publications accept work by e-mail but some still prefer postal submissions, especially from someone writing for them for the first time. Even if you have had a few pieces published by a magazine, if they … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

If you’re writing something funny, don’t over-explain the humour. It’s very easy to feel as if you have to explain exactly why something is funny. You don’t. Keeping it brief and to the point will ensure the humour comes through. … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Using The Five Senses In Your Story Sight and sound are often used to bring a scene to life and for impacting upon the tone of a story. But the senses of smell, touch and taste can also affect a … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

This week’s market is for the non-fiction writers. The Ouen Press Short Story Competition is calling for true travel tales. Here are the details for you: Prizes: 1st Prize: £300 Runners-up x 2: £100 Highly commended entries will be recognised … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

This week’s market will suit those of you who like a writing prompt. Scribble magazine is currently accepting entries for its annual short story competition. Your theme is FEAR. Prizes: 1st: £100 2nd: £50 3rd: £25 The winning entry will … Continue reading

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Monday Motivations

Struggling for something to write about? Why not take the name of a film and use it as the impetus for a story, poem, or article? You don’t even have to know anything about the original film; take the title … Continue reading

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