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Review of Trish Nicholson’s Inside Stories – a great addition to the writer’s bookshelf!

I am a fan of books on writing, whether they talk about the writerly life or deal with the nitty gritty of how to hone your writing skills. I even reviewed some of  the ones I found most helpful (see … Continue reading

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How much should it cost to enter a writing competition?

Here are the  details of a writing opportunity for unpublished women memoirists. The entry fee for this competition is £25, which may seem steep, but it is not as steep as the entry fee for the new Bloomsbury Children’s Author Prize, which … Continue reading

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Win £500 and publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award!

 Win £500 and publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award! Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all writers and poets to submit their work into the Creative Writing Award. The Creative Writing Award is a fantastic opportunity for existing and aspiring writers … Continue reading

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Enter the New Children’s Author Prize 2015 and you could win a publishing contract with Bloomsbury!

In partnership with Bloomsbury  Children’s Books the NationalLiteracy Trust want to find talented new authors of children’s fiction. Members of the public are invited to submit stories for eight to 12-year-olds to be in with a chance of winning a publishing contract … Continue reading

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Interview with emerging crime writer Catherine Gault (author of Bones and Whispers!)

I’m delighted to interview Catherine Gault. Catherine is a new crime writer living in Edinburgh. She  grew up by the river Clyde and moved here in the 70’s. She says she only feels at home if there’s a river in view … Continue reading

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“Museum of Words” International Flash Fiction Competition now open!

The Museum of Words (Museo de La Palabra) is a nonprofit foundation in Spain that organizes a flash fiction competition every year, with a $20,000 first prize! IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition “Museum of Words” As one … Continue reading

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Calling all would-be romantic novelists!

If you have  a hankering to write a romantic novel, or have written one and want some feedback on what to do next, then get yourself over to ex-writingclasses’ student Wendy Clarke’s blog: Wendy’s Writing Now… Wendy’s guest blogger is … Continue reading

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