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Share your inspiration with other writers!

August 27th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago my guest blogger, Elizabeth Ashworth, said that she is often asked where she gets her ideas for articles and stories from.  That certainly seems to have sparked some interest and there’s now a discussion taking place on the Writers Bureau Facebook page.  So, if you want to get some tips on how other writers generate ideas – or you’ve got some interesting suggestion of your own that you want to share – go along and join in.

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Join your local Writers’ Group!

August 20th, 2010

My front windows are now installed and look great.  The first one was relatively straightforward and completed with little mess by the end of the first day.  Day two dawned and they started on the second one full of optimism.  I was working upstairs when there was a crash and the air turned blue – and no, it wasn’t dust!  I’m usually quite nosey, but decided that in this case ignorance was bliss.  Needless to say, it took them a bit longer than originally anticipated.

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More markets for your short stories!

August 13th, 2010

Thanks to Elizabeth for last week’s blog and her comments on the question ‘Where do you get ideas from?’  For many writers, getting the ideas isn’t a problem.  It’s where to sell those ideas once they’ve been crafted into fiction.

Recently, students have been complaining that the number of markets taking short stories is falling away.  If you’re struggling, have a look at The Short Story website .  They currently list 79 outlets for short stories (though, as usual, check that they pay before sending anything off to them). So you should be able to find a home there for some of your work.

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Where do you get your ideas from?

August 6th, 2010

Elizabeth Ashworth

One of the pleasant things about being a published author is that you are sometimes invited to give a talk at local libraries or book festivals.  I always invite questions and one that is invariably asked is ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’

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