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Ten Tips for Super Short Stories

April 12th, 2012

For those of you who don’t already know, The Writers Bureau Short Story Competition 2012 is accepting entries, and they are coming in thick and fast. The closing date is not until June, but the sooner you get yours written the better. Why? Because it gives you plenty of time to revise and edit it to perfection. If you’ve not even thought of entering, why not have a go? And, to get you started here are some great tips for writing super short stories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Win Yourself a Laptop!

November 12th, 2010

Thanks to Sinead for last week’s blog.  She’s absolutely right about “… the strange parallel universe that exists in the world of magazine deadlines”.  Some writers just can’t get their head around the fact that you need to be writing and submitting your Christmas material to magazines in June and that if you’re considering any anniversary in May 2011 you should be writing it now. Having said that, look at this month’s E-zee Writer for some ideas on things to write about. 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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