Category Archives: Writing Tips

Procrastination? 10 Ways to Spot the Signs

I confess. I’ve been avoiding it. Returning to the section of my novel which I put aside a couple of years ago and to which I must return if I am going to finish the book. Why has this taken … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Short Story Competitions from a Judge

As a writer I was unsure what to expect when I was first invited to judge a prose competition. My first thought was to write myself a set of guidelines which would act as a life-raft if I felt overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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Writing Tips 3: Editing

This is the most underestimated element of the writer’s art. But it is absolutely necessary. To be a good writer, you must also be a good editor. Train yourself to edit and you will greatly enhance the quality of your … Continue reading

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Writing Tips 2: Getting Started

Once you have an idea about what you want to write, try to find a shortcut into your chosen subject or theme. Think of it as a portal into the imagination. It can be a picture, music, photographs or written … Continue reading

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