Monthly Archives: November 2011

Good Housekeeping Novel Competition 2012 – Updated 4th May

Updated 4th May 2012: Good Housekeeping have finisd judging their novel comp. Qute from their Facebook page as follows: We have now notified the winner of our Good Housekeeping Novel Competition! The winner’s reaction when we broke the news was … Continue reading

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It Feels Like Christmas..!

I’ve had a good day today. The latest issue of Writing magazine (yep, that’s January 2012!) popped through my letter box and there were two of my articles in it; then Woman’s Weekly emailed me to accept a story and … Continue reading

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Food For Thought..!

I’ve been at the Good Food Show today. (In fact, just to carry on with the eating and drinking, I am sipping a very sparkly and cold G&T while I write this, having just convinced my better half that it’s … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize

On the subject of writing competitions (as we were – see last post), the good news is that I’ve discovered a FREE short story competition. It’s organised by Commonwealth Writers. It’s open to anyone from the Commonwealth (that’s almost a … Continue reading

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Writing Competitions – Worth A Go?

Back in the Summer I entered The Write Place short story competition, which was judged by Linda Lewis. Every entrant had to include a stamped addressed envelope, so that the results could be sent to them – which I think … Continue reading

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Boo Hoo Hoo!

I’ve just been making myself blub. Ridiculous! Especially when I tell you what I’ve been crying about. I’ve been talking to my classes about the importance of ‘writing from the heart’ and to get them writing with real emotion and … Continue reading

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‘Wondrous Stories’

Just look at that title. Not my ‘wondrous stories’, I hasten to add but the title of the only ‘Yes’ song that I’d ever heard before last Friday when I was dragged taken out to a ‘Yes’ concert (more of … Continue reading

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Today Is One-Derful!

Today is not only Armistice Day and fellow blogger Nicola Morgan’s 50th birthday BUT it’s also a palindrome (11/11/11 – it reads the same backwards as forwards) and a date like that only occurs on one day every hundred years … Continue reading

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It’s ‘National Short Story Week’!

Just a quickie to alert you to the fact – if you didn’t know already – that it’s National Short Story Week this week! There’s lots of information on the website about events (eek, sorry, might be too late for … Continue reading

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Woman’s Weekly: 100 Not Out!

Everyone’s talking about the Woman’s Weekly Centenary special issue, so I thought I’d better get a copy and see what all the fuss is about. It’s two magazines in one (for £1.25): the ‘normal’ magazine (albeit very centenary-orientated, as you’d … Continue reading

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