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Becoming a Published Writer is Truly a Miracle!

September 25th, 2015

Lawrence Pagett begins the story:

principles-of-EFT-blogI had writer stamped all over my hands (and face) from age eight.

My silver-haired grandfather revealed his old mechanical typewriter and set me down to learn the art of touch typing. My first short story suitably followed telling the tale of the Swiss skiing boy, Jan.

“Clack, clack, clack. Ding!”

At the end of each line a silver bell would chime as you pushed the lever to descend the page.

The heavy slate metal contraption’s smudgy ink-soaked ribbon printed in a slightly irregular fashion. Black smudgy hands and face were common place.

If you tapped the keyboard inaccurately your finger would get stuck between the keys and on occasion you would accidentally hit two keys at once causing the thin metal strips, each containing a letter, to vie for position on the page and even get tangled together. Read the rest of this entry »




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Competition Crazy!

May 8th, 2015

DSC00644.blogI’ve always been competition crazy – well, for short story competitions anyway. I entered one in my teens and was fortunate enough to win, but it took years before I had my next award. Yet, there’s that something special about them and this compelled me to keep writing and to keep entering. So, exactly what is the attraction of writing competitions and are they worth entering?

Writing competitions are great fun to enter. They offer more scope for experimentation and in many cases, you don’t have to stick to the boundaries enforced by writing for particular markets such as the women’s weeklies. Read the rest of this entry »




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Onwards and Upwards!

September 12th, 2014

 

After three years with The Writers Bureau I’m  excited and a little bit sad to say that I’m now moving on to a new role doing what I’ve always wanted to do. As of 1st September 2014 I started my training as a Primary School teacher. Read the rest of this entry »




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Student Success!

October 28th, 2013

Hello All,

 

Our success stories are not just in the UK – we have lots of overseas students who’ve had great writing success too. So, below is a great story from one of the runners-up from Writer of the Year 2013 – Pamela Sinha

Enjoy!

 

Shelley

Writers Bureau Team

 




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