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Bite Size Writing Tips

Making changes in your life? Then why not write about them? Have you gone back to college to gain a degree or further your education? What’s it like being a mature student? Do you have any tips on studying to … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Make sure you’re up-to-date Whether you’re working on a short story, article or filler to send to a magazine, in order to ensure that you know exactly what the editor is looking for, you must analyse the publication carefully. An … Continue reading

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Can You Tell A Story In…

Last week’s challenge was to tell a story in five words. It was clearly no problem for you. So how about telling a story in five words – but somewhere in the story, you must use the word red. Here … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Entering a short story competition? Think outside the box. When I ran my last short story competition, a lot of entries focused on death and an apocalyptic world. Jot down several ideas. The first few will probably be themes a … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Researching your market – analyse the publication as a whole You might buy a magazine to analyse because you have an idea for an article but don’t just analyse the articles. It’s a good idea to study the whole of … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Involve Your Reader Not sure how to open your short story? Try addressing your reader directly. It instantly makes them feel part of your story. Here’s an example: Just one more, that’s all I was going to take. You know … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Need an idea for a story? Think books and films Bookshelves and/or DVD racks are commonly found in our living rooms, featuring all manner of titles, e.g. ‘The Grudge’, ‘When Will There Be Good News?’, ‘Robin Hood’. Think about each … Continue reading

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