Monthly Archives: October 2012

Something Scary

Happy Hallowe’en to you! Is it just me, or do we seem to have gone Hallowe’en crazy this year? We haven’t always got this excited, have we? And I speak as one who’s never been ‘trick or treating’ and never … Continue reading

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What To Do With That Extra Hour…

Don’t forget (if you’re in the UK), the clocks go back tonight! That means an extra hour in bed – hurrah! Thanks to Patsy Collins for highlighting yet another free short story competition on her blog, this time courtesy of … Continue reading

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Eyes Down For A Full House!

I know, I know. I’ve been away for ages. You probably thought falling masonry had landed on me or something but no, to be honest, I’ve just been enjoying myself a bit too much. I’ve had a makeover*, a birthday … Continue reading

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Wells, I Never!

The ultra-observant amongst you (Tracy Fells, take a bow), will recall that I was due to go to the prize-giving at the Wells Literary Festival last Sunday. They were announcing the results of the crime novel, short story and poetry … Continue reading

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Another (free) Ghost Story Competition – 50 words

Dear blog readers, I am good to you. I have interrupted my hoovering (aah, I love a good hoover on a Saturday. And no, I am NOT joking!) to bring you news of a ghost story competition in today’s Times. … Continue reading

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‘Mumsnet’ Children’s Short Story Competition

Right, before you start reading this, you need to look out of your window. But only if a) you’re in the UK and b) it’s the evening of 9th October 2012. According to my mother – the font of all … Continue reading

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Reader’s Digest 100-word Short Story Competition 2012

Those kind people at Reader’s Digest are running their ‘100 word short story competition’ again (third year running!) and first prize in the Adult category is a rather lovely £1000. More details here but in a nutshell, you have until … Continue reading

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It’s National Poetry Day!

I know I’m a bit late but there’s just time (half an hour!) to tell you that today’s National Poetry Day and this year’s theme is ‘Stars’ (of any kind). There’s loads of information on the official website about events … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival Wine Tasting Anyone…? (+ Ghost Comps)

It’s too far away for some (particularly my Aussie friends!) but I know that some readers of this blog live in and around Cheltenham and I wondered if anyone wanted tickets for this Cheltenham Literary Festival wine tasting/book swap event … Continue reading

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