Category Archives: Competitions

900 followers: Random Word Flash Fiction Competition (free to enter)

I have reached 900 followers – hurrah – so, if you’re interested in taking part in the competition, it’s the usual formula: The trusty random word generator came up with SUNBURN, CARROT, MUSTARD, SIGH and I’m adding NINE for good … Continue reading

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Do Story Titles Matter?

Good evening, Happy Mother’s Day (to ALL the ladies) and hopefully you’ve remembered to put your clocks forward. Remember last time I mentioned ‘750words’? Amazingly, I have completed my 750 words (which only takes me 11 minutes! I am a … Continue reading

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To Know the Ending or Not? That is the question!

Novel Writing Retreat This time last week I was on a writing weekend in Worcestershire, run by the same tutors that I spent time with last October at Ty Newydd – Alison May and Janet Gover. There were about 14 … Continue reading

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Teething Problems & Big Issues

Today has been an up-and-down day. Firstly, (and if you are the sort of person who is 30 minutes early for every appointment, brace yourself), I was late for the dentist (I say by 12 minutes, the receptionist insisted it … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Writing Mojo Back (+ pics of Yorkshire)

What do this month’s Writers’ Forum and Writing magazines have in common? Well, for a start, they both contain an article by yours truly. I’ve written about writing competitions – specifically the Evesham Festival of Words’ short story competition for … Continue reading

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Flu’ & Free Writing Competitions

Aagh, we have been a poorly household this week. To give you an idea of the strength of the illness… it’s been FOUR Harry Potter films’ worth (four still left to watch). Now, we just feel like we’ve got bad … Continue reading

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Tips for Short Story Competitions

Just a quickie from me today because I’m trying to do NaNoWriMo and I’m already behind on the wordcount! Eek! As you probably know, the idea is to write 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November, which … Continue reading

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