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Eyes Shut

I’ve noticed a strange habit of mine lately.

At night, I have a tendency to read in bed before falling asleep.

I don’t have a bedside lamp, so instead I read either by the light of my Ipad, or using a small book light.  717 more words


Flash Fiction Competition for New Zealand Writers

For all New Zealand writers who haven’t heard, the NZ Flash Fiction Competition for 2014 is open. You have about a month to enter this competition. 140 more words

Writing with a Slovak or Czech twist? Win £300 and a free dinner

Fiction or fact – both are welcome in the writing competition run in 2014 by the British Czech and Slovak Association. A first prize of £300 and a second prize of £100 will be awarded to the best 1,500 to 2,000-word pieces of original writing in English on the links between Britain and the Czech/Slovak Republics (or their predecessor states), or describing society in transition in the Republics since 1989. 146 more words


Words. Don't come easy, to me....

I’ve got writer’s block.


For four consecutive days, I have written posts that, had they been written on paper, would have been screwed up and thrown with vicious force across the room. 523 more words

Lots of Limericks!

Last week, I challenged you to write a limerick and lots of you took up that challenge. A huge thank you to you all. There were some brilliant limericks. 332 more words

Writing competition!

Fancy being published? Then don’t miss out on this amazing new writing competition!

Click here for all the details! It’s open to everyone aged 8-16, so get your thinking caps on!


Entries are now open!

Entry has now opened for the 2014 HG Wells Short Story competition as this year’s competition officially launches today.

Here’s the entry form (use this link… 51 more words

Amateur Writing Competition