Category Archives: Competitions

Ditching The Kindle (& another free-to-enter novel competition)

The Daily Mail Penguin Random House First Novel competition Whatever your feelings about the Daily Wail Mail, there’s no denying that, every so often, they run a nice competition for us writers. For this, the latest one, they’ve joined forces … Continue reading

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Festival Frenzy! (and some free competitions)

Right, I have quite a lot to say (and as we’ve just re-named Wednesday, ‘Winesday’, I’m doing it with a glass of the pink stuff by my side), so are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… That title is something … Continue reading

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The First Signs of Spring…

It’s got warmer all of a sudden, don’t you think? And, in my garden, for the last two days, we’ve heard the first sounds of spring: the POP, POP, ARRRGGH! of this season’s first games of table tennis. OH has … Continue reading

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Caravans & Cubicles: In Which I Shamelessly ‘Ear-wig’

I read something the other day that I’d never really thought about before: we all spend most of the time trying to hide how we’re really feeling. It’s so true! Think about it. Even when you’re with your nearest and … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Tale: The Story Behind the Story

As Crufts is on at the moment (I love it!), it’s rather appropriate that I’ve got a doggy story in the current Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. It’s called ‘Borrowing Billy’ and the idea came from something rather sad, so if … Continue reading

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‘Exuberant’ Random Word Competition: Result & Judge’s Report

It’s time to reveal the winner and runner-up of my latest ‘random word’ competition, which was kindly judged by Sally Zigmond. These were the 5 shortlisted stories (if you want to read them in full, they’re on the previous post), … Continue reading

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‘Order’ Random Word Competition – Shortlist

Here’s the shortlist of 5 stories (listed in alphabetical order by title) for the latest Random Word competition (and chosen anonymously by our judge Sally Zigmond): • Indulgence • The Apprentice Dwarf • The Caretaker • The Exuberant Miss Kettle … Continue reading

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