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Writer of the Year Award – £250 prize

October 29th, 2010

Every year, the Writers Bureau holds their Writer of the Year Award.  There is a prize of £250 for the winner and four runners-up receive £50 each.  But the best part of it is that they all get the chance to showcase what they’ve achieved with their writing on our website. So, if you’re a Writers Bureau student and want to take part, visit our website for further information and the rules of entry. Read the rest of this entry »




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Could you be the next Booker Prize winner?

October 22nd, 2010

Thanks to Alison for last week’s blog – and for pointing out the importance of revising and polishing your work.  This applies not just to your poems but to all your writing – and in particular to any competition entries you send out.  With comp entries you’re usually paying an entry fee – so don’t squander it!

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Does your poetry need refining?

October 15th, 2010

Having worked from my present home as a tutor for 35 years, I amassed enough paperwork to account for the demolition of a couple of forests.  When I cleared it all out to prepare my study for decorating, one of the things I unearthed was my leather bound Complete Works of  Shakespeare, originally my Nana’s school prize.  Riffling through the pages got me wondering which of today’s poets would still be read regularly in another four hundred years. Read the rest of this entry »




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Win Writing for Children Course!

October 8th, 2010

As you know, every month I ask one of our Writers Bureau tutors to provide a guest blog, to provide a bit of variety and a different viewpoint.  Next week it will be the turn of poet and competition adjudicator, Alison Chisholm, and she’ll be explaining why it’s so important to polish your poetry if you want it to stand the test of time.

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Avoid Those Writing Scams!

October 1st, 2010

It really is a turbulent time for writers as things are moving so fast.  Some traditional markets are gradually losing ground while now opportunities are coming up all the time.

A rapidly increasing number of people are reading their newspapers and books online or downloading them to reading devices…and it has become easier than ever to arrange to self-publish your work and supply it to your readers using POD (print on demand) or e-book format. Read the rest of this entry »




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