Category Archives: Competitions

‘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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This, too, will pass….

It’s all a bit ‘hectic-ly-hectic’ here, as a former colleague of mine used to say. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll see my recent tweets are along the lines of, ‘If I had a swear box, it would be … Continue reading

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Trouble with Laptops & A Writing Retreat Opportunity!

I am feeling all discombobulated because my laptop died today (RIP Bluey). It has been on the cards for a while but the final blow was when it got rained on last night, when water leaked through an open window … Continue reading

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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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