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Festive Greetings

December 20th, 2019

First, thanks to David for last week’s post. I found the final paragraph particularly interesting and it’s just  how I think of it: “The last line in flash fiction is crucial…it’s akin to the punchline in a joke”.  If there’s one piece of advice that you should bear in mind as you start crafting your stories to enter in competitions next year, then that’s the one!

In the meantime, we’ll soon have the shortlist for our own Flash Fiction Competition available and we’ll be launching our 2020 Short Story (2000 words) Competition before too long.

For those of you who have had success this year (whether you measure that by sales of your writing or the pleasure that your work has given to yourself and others), then there is still time to enter our Student of the Year 2020 award. Check out the details here and we’d love to hear from you if you feel your story would interest and inspire others (come on now, no false modesty!) There is £250 for the overall winner and four runners up will each receive £50.

I’m going to keep this week’s blog short as I’m sure you’re all busy and have got better things to do than read my ramblings. But I’ll be back in the New Year, as will an array of guests giving tips and advice on writing. If you feel you’ve got some help or advice that you’d like to impart to readers then please get in touch (dianan@writersbureau.com). I’m looking for 300-500 words on any writing related topic plus a pic illustrating your post or a pic of yourself. Please also send a short biog (50-100 words) and I’m happy for you to give a plug to your latest writing project or your website in this section.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, or not, I hope you will enjoy the break – and that you will make sure you give yourself some time and space to write no matter how hectic things may be. I also hope that it will be a peaceful time that will help you to re-charge your batteries for next year. I’ll be mulling over my New Year resolutions and if any of you would like to share their plans for the coming months I’d love to hear from you. Just use the email address in the previous paragraph.

So, enjoy….

Author: Diana Nadin

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