Tag Archives: Short Story Writing

And the winners are …

The winners of the Writers Bureau Short Story Competition 2014 were announced last week judged, once again, by Iain Pattison. Despite my third consecutive year of entry, my story wasn’t amongst the four finalists. Although I was disappointed, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Can’t see for looking…

I missed my slot to blog last week; time just ran away with me. Each weekend (either side of the week) was taken up with a concert – Yes and Barry Manilow  (talk about opposite ends of the spectrum) – … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. Ours was quiet, which was just as well seeing as we were both incapacitated through illness for much of it and still continuing to recuperate into the New Year. My hair … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed…

This time yesterday I was still feeling pretty downcast after having another rejected short story returned on Saturday, this time from Woman’s Weekly. A fellow blogger kindly stepped in with moral support and gave me some invaluable pointers, for which … Continue reading

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21st-century romance – writing with passion

As promised, here is my final instalment about the fiction workshops and talks I attended at Woman’s Weekly Live! in Manchester, this one delivered by Della Galton. Della Galton’s talents include that of successful and prolific short story writer, novelist, … Continue reading

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Writing Short Stories and Serials for Woman’s Weekly

As mentioned in my post earlier this week, I sat in on two talks given by Gaynor Davies and Della Galton at the Woman’s Weekly Live! event, in Manchester. Gaynor Davies is the fiction editor of said magazine, and spoke … Continue reading

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Woman’s Weekly Live!

Tomorrow I’m off to Event City, Manchester, for Woman’s Weekly Live! which promises an array of workshops, demonstrations, and advice on craft, knitting, fiction, cookery, gardening, fashion, and home. The event itself takes place over three days: 12th, 13th and … Continue reading

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