Category Archives: Competitions

In Which I Try To ‘Get a Grip!’

Do you know the difference between a bark and a vicious snarl? Yes, me too. This morning, on our walk across the fields, placid little Bonnie and I encountered a dog that looked friendly enough but after a cursory ‘hello’ … Continue reading

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A Word (or two) Can Change Your Life!

You never know what a throwaway remark or comment can do to a person. It can change their life… I was pretty good at German at school (I realised later) but I wasn’t planning to study it at university: I’d … Continue reading

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A Confession

As you may remember, I left you on something of a cliff-hanger in my last post: I had a novel submission to get off to the RNA by midnight last Friday and I still had to prepare my 4 workshops … Continue reading

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‘Read Aloud’ Button on Word + a Monologue-Writing Competition (free!)

Boasty-Boasty Corner I’ve had a little success since I last wrote: my entry in the TamLitFest short story competition came second! Hurrah. It’s only a £50 prize (still very welcome!) and the story will probably be going into an anthology … Continue reading

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Morning Pages v. 750 words … and lots of other stuff!

Do you remember, back in March, I told you about ‘750 words’? The plan was, I was going to try it for a month (because it’s free for a month!) and I think I promised to report back. Well, the … Continue reading

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Judging Short Stories (and Happy Endings….)

Now that Evesham Festival is over and the names of the winners of the short story competition have been announced, I can give you some feedback on my experience as a judge. Another reader and I read all 126 stories … Continue reading

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Spotted on Twitter in the Last Couple of Days

It may have passed you by but yesterday was National Writing Day (today is, apparently #National Sunglasses Day. Who knew?). I only found out about that – and, in fact, everything in this post, because I’ve been on Twitter for … Continue reading

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