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Poetry Competition Winners 2021

October 1st, 2021

First, thanks to Anne for last week’s contribution. I couldn’t introduce her properly in my previous post as she is the winner of our 2021 Poetry Competition and the results hadn’t been officially announced. So congratulations to her for her poem Sunstruck. It’s a wonderful, sophisticated evocation of sunflowers in art. Second place went to Alan Coombe for Out of Season and A Spoonful of Syrup took third place for Tracy Davidson. Do go and read them as they are all worthy winners. And don’t forget, our Flash Fiction Competition is now open for entries until 30th November. Read the rest of this entry »




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Beating Writer’s Block

April 6th, 2018

First thanks to Colin for last weeks’s blog. I always love it when people illustrate what they’re talking about with lots of examples. It’s easy to say ‘your book needs an inciting incident’, but what does that mean? But, throw in a few great examples and it becomes so much easier to understand and incorporate into your own writing.

Some writers believe in writer’s block, some don’t. But I’m sure you’ll agree that there are times when we all get stuck, or the words won’t flow. It can lead to negative, depressing thoughts; so here are some tips for getting over it!

See your writing as a job – something you’ve just got to settle down and get on with rather than waiting for inspiration to strike. Read the rest of this entry »




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