Tag Archives: Writers Bureau

NEW! Mumsnet, Gransnet and Walker Books writing competition

If you’re looking for a children’s book to buy for a little ‘un for Christmas, may I humbly suggest ‘The Book of Bedtime Stories’ published by Walker and, ahem, containing a story about an alpaca (by yours truly)? It’s a … Continue reading

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Love Hearts/Herts

Writers Bureau – Free Love Poetry Competition As we all gear up for Valentine’s Day (I AM joking..!), The Writers Bureau have given a romantic slant to this month’s FREE writing competition. This time, they want you to write a … Continue reading

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A Couple of Comps

I decided that black-ish header was a bit gloomy (January’s bad enough, without gloom!) so I’ve changed it, slightly prematurely I know, to the jolly ‘Summer’ one. Well, a girl can dream. Writing was going quite well at the start … Continue reading

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Win A ‘Writing For Children’ Course

Right, it’s time for some more unashamed trumpet-blowing. John, a very discerning chap, who follows this blog, contacted me today to tell me that he’s won the last Writers Bureau competition, that I told you about here. Hurrah! It was … Continue reading

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Results of Writers Bureau Short Story Competition 2012

My delight at selling a story to Woman’s Weekly on Wednesday was tempered slightly today, when I had to get 2 new tyres for my car. Apart from a measly £20, I’ve just spent all my earnings on rubber! The … Continue reading

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Some Colourful Competitions…

I’ve managed to find myself a good estate agent (I wish I was writing ‘agent’ there, as in ‘agent for the novel I’ve just written’ but no, it’s definitely an estate agent). Within two days of putting my house on … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Alert!

Have you got snow? I went to the hairdresser’s today and all they could talk about was the snow that was definitely on its way. It was going to snow BIG TIME! At RUSH HOUR! A whole 5 to 10 … Continue reading

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Friday 13th Spookiness…!

Oooh, spooky – Friday 13th! (And there are 2 more to come, this year, apparently!). Did anything weird happen to you? I don’t really believe in all that ‘unlucky day’ stuff but I walked into town this morning and the … Continue reading

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Sparks Fly At The Writers Bureau!

Call it sour grapes if you will (because I entered this and didn’t come anywhere) BUT the Writers Bureau have just announced the winner of their Halloween ‘Tweet’ story competition (it had to be the same length as a tweet … Continue reading

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‘If The Worst Happens… ‘

I have a story in this week’s Woman’s Weekly (the one with Julie Walters on the front), which is pleasing BUT they’ve cut 27% of it! (700 words out of 2,600). Hmm, that’s come as a bit of a shock! … Continue reading

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