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Markets For Writers

Fancy writing a drama script? Then take a look at the BBC Writersroom website. They are opening up a window for TV, stage, film, radio and film scripts. The window opens on Monday 9th December 2019 and will close on … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Changing Columns Being a columnist in a national newspaper or well-known magazine and dazzling readers with your knowledge and wit is many writers’ dream. However, take a look through the papers and magazines and you’ll see that many of them … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

The Fish Short Story Prize is accepting entries for short stories of up to 5000 words. Here are some more details for you: Prizes: 1st: €3,000 plus a five-day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival 2nd: A … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Halloween is around the corner! Have you had a ghostly encounter? Perhaps a chilling prediction has come true, or maybe a spooky dream you’ve had won’t go away. These are the type of stories Take A Break’s Fate and Fortune … Continue reading

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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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