Monthly Archives: September 2012

Could You Write the Next ‘Fifty Shades…’?

It’s not me asking that question, it’s the Mail on Sunday, who are running a short story competition in conjunction with Black Lace Books. It’s free to enter, the deadline is 31st October and you have to be over 18 … Continue reading

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Random Word Short Story Competition: RESULTS!

Apologies for making you wait until now but I only got in at 7pm (not gallivanting but ferrying my post-hip-replacement father around and going to the dentist. Urgggh). So, it may be some consolation to those of you who haven’t … Continue reading

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Random Short Story Competition – ‘Open Category’ Shortlisted Stories

The ‘Open’ category of my little writing competition was harder to judge than the ‘New Writer’ category. There were more entries (32) for a start and the standard was generally much higher (and the stories more varied) – as we’d … Continue reading

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Random Short Story Competition – Shortlisted ‘New Writer’ Entries

The results of my Random Word Mini Saga competition will be on the blog tomorrow, but I’m going to tease you today by putting up the shortlisted entries (5 in each category). Just in case you need a reminder, the … Continue reading

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Results of Writers Bureau Short Story Competition 2012

My delight at selling a story to Woman’s Weekly on Wednesday was tempered slightly today, when I had to get 2 new tyres for my car. Apart from a measly £20, I’ve just spent all my earnings on rubber! The … Continue reading

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Random Words Short-Short Story Competition – Update

The deadline for my little writing competition has passed. I’ve shortlisted 5 from each category (‘Newbie’ and ‘Open’) and last night my friend Chris read them all (anonymously) and chose her two winners! There were 18 ‘Newbie’ entries and 32 … Continue reading

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Christmas Short Story Competition! (the first…?)

My man has gone away to play golf, so I’m ‘home alone’ for a couple of days! Not that I’m celebrating or anything but I’ve just cracked open a bottle of Mateus Rose. Yum. Please excuse me using the ‘C’ … Continue reading

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A Little The Worse For Wear…(and a free writing competition)

I am back from the wedding. Feeling a little bleary and foggy-brained, I must admit and no, it’s not a hangover, it’s just lack of sleep. Really. The wedding (my partner’s daughter’s) was lovely. The weather was perfect and the … Continue reading

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You Know What They Say About Red Shoes…

Now that I’ve got your attention… don’t forget there are just 4 days to go until the deadline for my random word/flash fiction/mini saga competition. Entries must be emailed no later than MIDNIGHT (there’s always someone who sends their entry … Continue reading

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Lady Of The Manor!

Last night we stayed at the rather exclusive Lords of the Manor hotel in Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds. And we spent a very nice day today down the road in Bourton-on-the-Water. So, what’s all this got to do with … Continue reading

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