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Bite Size Writing Tips

Dynamic Dialogue Dialogue is good for imparting information, but only use it to impart necessary information. The reader doesn’t need to know every little detail e.g.: “I thought you were having your hair cut today,” Sally said. Her eyes narrowed, … Continue reading

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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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Wonderful Words

As a wordsmith, I love learning about new words and then using them in my writing. Here are a few you may not have heard of and which may inspire you in your writing: Pusillanimous – lacking courage Vellicate – … Continue reading

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The A – Z Of Writing Ideas – Q Is For…

Here is the seventeenth instalment in my weekly writing series. Each week, I give you an idea – whether it’s a magazine to write for, a theme for a short story and/or poem, an idea for an article…Here are the … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

I’ve featured a number of very talented writers in this slot over the past few weeks. And I’m on the lookout for more of you!  If you’d like your writing to appear on this page, please contact me here or … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

The Fiction Desk is holding a special short story competition: “We’re always working to discover new authors and new stories to publish alongside our regular contributors. The Newcomer Prize is part of this: it’s a short story competition only open … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop…Top Tips

Now for the third instalment in my writing workshop series. Last week was all about the ending of a short story; the previous week focused on the story opening and this week it’s time for a dialogue refresher course: Top … Continue reading

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