If you’re looking for a children’s book to buy for a little ‘un for Christmas, may I humbly suggest ‘The Book of Bedtime Stories’ published by Walker and, ahem, containing a story about an alpaca (by yours truly)?
It’s a lovely book and don’t just take my word for it. It’s listed FIRST in the Independent’s list of ‘Children’s Books of The Year’ and they even say, “Beautifully produced, this could be a collector’s item.” Ooh, fancy!
Mumsnet/Gransnet/Walkers Writing Competition (c/d 6th Jan 2014)
And, even better, Mumsnet/Gransnet and Walker books have just announced details of another free-to-enter children’s story competition, just like the one I entered last year. The ten chosen stories (which have to have an ‘animal’ theme), will be published in a new book and will earn their authors a lovely £500, so what are you waiting for?!
All the details are here and you haven’t got long, as the closing date is 6th January 2014 (and there’s that troublesome little thing called Christmas between now and then, so get writing!)
Writers Bureau Monthly Competition (c/d 31st Dec 2013)
But if writing for children’s not your thing (or you’re not eligible to enter), then don’t despair. The Writers Bureau have announced the winner of last month’s competition and published the details of their new December competition – which is a treasure hunt!
From past experience, these are tricky but if you want to get your hands on a Comprehensive Writing Course, just in time for the New Year, then here are all the details. It’s free to enter and open to anyone, anywhere.
Now, that’s what we like to hear.
Right, back to writing… all those Christmas cards…