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Can You Tell A Story In…

It’s time for your weekly five-word challenge! For this week’s challenge, can you tell a story in five words, using the word Camera in it somewhere? Last week, your story needed to contain the word Date. You sent in some … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Do you enjoy writing for children? Ever thought about writing a picture book? Writing Magazine are holding a competition with a fantastic prize – a lunch consultation with top children’s fiction agent Julia Churchill, a year’s subscription to Writing Magazine … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Entering a writing competition? Here are a few tips to ensure your entry is on the shortlist: A judge wants to read something unexpected, exciting and compelling so think outside the box. Make sure your story isn’t over the word … Continue reading

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Can You Tell A Story In…

It’s your challenge time! For this week’s five-word challenge, can you tell a story in five words, using the word Date in it somewhere? Last week, your story needed to contain the word Broken. You sent in some fantastic stories. … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Take your time The time of day can make a difference to the type of atmosphere your readers feel. For example, you can darken a story by setting it at night. There’s always an extra sense of menace, of threat … Continue reading

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An Interview With Rachel Dove

The very talented Rachel Dove is my author interviewee this week. I first got to know Rachel through The Writers Bureau many years ago and since then our paths have crossed through various writing means over the years. I finally … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Make your reader smile Ideas for humorous letters, fillers, articles and stories are everywhere. Something your granddaughter said which left you in stitches can make an ideal anecdote for a reader’s letter. Likewise, an experience abroad, be it braving the … Continue reading

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