Creative #Writing #Contests Table Updated

For the past few years, on the 1st of each month, I’ve been reminding followers here that the creative writing contest table has been updated. I update it several times each month, adding details, but this reminder is posted just once a month. Sadly, support for this effort has been poor; no feedback, little sharing, …

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Let’s Get Digital, by David Gaughran: #BookReview.

220 pages Writing Reference. This is the 4th Edition. This manual guides writers through the process of publishing a book in digital form. But it’s so much more than that. David Gaughran has been writing about writing and publishing for some years. He bases his advice on personal experience combined with much research. He knows …

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Creative #Writing #Contests Table Updated

On the 1st of each month I remind followers of this blog the creative writing contest table has been updated. (I update it several times every month, but this reminder comes just once!) If you’d like this monthly reminder as an email to motivate you, please click the ‘Follow this blog’ button at the top …

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Bridport Prize Anthology 2019, by: The Bridport Prize #BookReview.

164 pages Literary/Contemporary Fiction/Poetry Anthologies This anthology contains the prize-winning entries into the 2019 contest run by this prestigious organisation. There are judge’s reports on the entries for Poetry, Short Story and Flash Fiction. The book showcases those pieces of work that won the major prizes or were highly commended. So, there are thirteen poems, …

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Want An Original Fantasy? Tap Into An Obsession

Image courtesy of pixabay. Looking for your next big story idea? If you're experiencing writer's block, or you just want to come up with something new to write about, one way is to take a cue from a major aspect of culture that’s largely untapped. There are always cultural fads to explore, some of which …

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Creative #Writing #Contests Table Updated

St Nicholas Tower in Florence The time has come around again! Here’s your monthly reminder that the writing contest table has been updated. It lives on the ‘Resources’ page. Many contests are free to enter (around 35 at present) and offer great cash prizes (best prize is £16,000.00; you could buy a LOT of books …

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A Brief Experiment

Procrastination is probably the writer’s greatest hidden enemy. Most of us unconsciously employ strategies designed to stop us putting pen to paper and getting on with the job. This is so even if we actively enjoy the process of writing. Something in us is almost self-destructive in its desire to stop us expressing ourselves in …

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