Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pink Trams and Picture Dice

In my class yesterday, I used my Rory’s Story Cubes® for a 4-minute writing exercise and it occurred to me that I’ve never told you about them! They’re a set of 9 dice, with pictures on each face, so that’s … Continue reading

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Result of the Sunburn/Carrot/Mustard Random Word Competition

Right, finally I’m announcing the winner and runner-up of the sunburn/carrot random word competition. There were 39 entries in total and I think the two most difficult words to slot into your story or poem were, unsurprisingly ‘carrot’ (oh, we … Continue reading

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Sunburn/Carrot Random Word Competition – Shortlist

Sue Johnson kindly agreed to act as ‘Head Judge’ and choose a shortlist of 5 stories from the longlist of 10 and then, a winner and runner-up. Sue’s a short story writer and novelist, poet and tutor and she’s a … Continue reading

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‘Carrot/Sunburn’ Random Word Competition – Longlist

Hello and I hope you’ve had a good Bank Holiday. We didn’t have much sunshine, did we (not much chance of sunburn) BUT we did have a Royal baby and that’s exciting. Remember I told you that I usually get … Continue reading

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Getting Inspired & Motivated

Greetings. It’s May! I can’t quite believe it, can you? (*panics quietly*) Random Word Competition Don’t forget, if you’re intent on entering my little ‘random word’ competition, it closes at midnight this Sunday, 5th May. Don’t leave it to the … Continue reading

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