Celebration Time – Wendy’s Writing Now :)

Earlier today I got an email from Wendy. Wendy used to be a student with writingclasses.co.uk (our online writing school). In August this year she set up a blog about her writing. I thought I’d share her blog – and success – with you :0)


Welcome to my blog! I am a very new writer and this is my first attempt at blogging so apologies for any glaring mistakes.Last week I sold my first ever short story (to Fiction Feast) and thought this would be a good time to start a blog to chart my progress (or lack of it) from total beginner to who knows what. It was a sad day when the little private primary school, where I taught English, closed but I had no idea how the closing of this door would be the opening of another. Being made redundant gave me a chance to reassess where my life was going and as it coincided with a milestone birthday, it seemed the ideal year to start a new chapter of my life.I decided to see if I could practise what I preach and took a short on-line writing course. It’s called writing classeswritingclasses.co.uk and I loved every second of it – so much so that the next term I did a second course with them.I missed the writing when the course came to an end in March and so set myself a task of writing one piece a week and sending it to a magazine or competition. It’s taken four months for my first acceptance and now the hard work begins to try and get another.


Wendy has sold another four stories since writing this first blog post – three to Fiction Feast and one to the People’s Friend (and another in the pipeline!).

Brilliant stuff, Wendy!

I love to hear from former students, so do get in touch and let us know what  you are up to – whatever it is :0)

thanks for the great list to  http://www.theworldsbestever.com/2011/06/06/33-ways-to-stay-creative/

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2 Responses to Celebration Time – Wendy’s Writing Now :)

  1. Wendy says:

    Thanks Marianne.

    I would never have done it without your course and your great tutors – A piece of my writing is still in the Writing Courses story corner I believe (Wendy Clarke).

    My advice for any new writers reading this is: Don’t give up and don’t doubt yourself – even if others do. If you love writing, as I do, try, try and try again!

    Now – back to the writing!


    • Marianne Wheelaghan says:

      Hi Wendy
      lovely to hear from you here. Thanks for kind words. So glad the courses and tutors helped. The most important thing is you kept writing – and are still writing 🙂
      very best

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