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Bite Size Writing Tips

Four and no more! Too many characters in a short story can lead to your reader being confused and the characters can easily become two-dimensional with no substance to them. In a short story, you only have a limited number … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Happy Anniversary! Every day is the anniversary of a famous person’s birth or death, historical event or the invention of something which changed lives. Articles based on these anniversaries make for fascinating reading and a lot of magazines pay very … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…

This week’s challenge is to write a story, limerick or poem on the subject of: Favourite indulgences Last week’s theme was favourite songs/music artists. They clearly inspire you. Some of the pieces are here, while you’ll find others by following … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

The Fiction Desk is accepting general short story submissions. They say that now is a prticularly good time to submit a story as they’re currently looking for stories for their latest anthology. Here’s some more information from them: ‘We’re always … Continue reading

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Readers’ Letters – Why You Should Write One

Did you know that you can earn around £200 pounds a month from writing readers’ letters? They’re a form of writing that’s often dismissed, but they shouldn’t be ignored – whether you’re new to the writing scene or a seasoned … Continue reading

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Wonderful Words

I’ve covered many different ways of generating ideas for your writing over the last few weeks. Here is another idea for you: Pick up a book and open it up at a random page. What’s the first word you see? … Continue reading

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Wonderful Words

Monday Motivations When I’m struggling to come up with an idea for a short story or poem, I’ll often have a look around me (at a newspaper, out the window, around the house) and find random words to add into … Continue reading

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