Category Archives: Writing process

Monday Motivations

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
I’m just about coming back down to earth after the excitement and buzz of last week’s London Book Fair. So here is this week’s Monday Motivations word prompt: The Hiding Place And here’s this week’s picture…

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Markets For writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
This week’s market is the Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition. There is an adult category inviting stories of up to 2500 words. The junior competition (two categories: 8-11 and 12-16) has a word limit…

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Monday Motivations

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
I’m taking a while to get going this Monday morning. If you’re struggling to get your writing brain active, here are some writing prompts for you: The letter Secrets Passion Last week’s writing prompts were: Laughter…

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Writing Tip: Start writing

Originally posted on Libby Sommer, Author:
When I used to teach classes to beginning writers, it was good.  It forced me to think back to the beginning to when I first put pen to paper.  The thing is, every time…

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Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
If you enjoy writing flash fiction, you might like to enter Writing Magazine’s 750-word story competition. Stories are accepted on any theme. You have until 15th April 2017 to enter. Prizes: 1st prize: £200 and publication…

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10 Writing Tips – Part 4

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This is the last in my series of Writing Tips. I hope they have been helpful. If you want to check out the first three parts, you can click on the links below: Part…

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Monday Motivations

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
After a fabulous writing weekend away, which has inspired and motivated me, I hope to do the same for you. Here are some writing prompts for you: Laughter Cold The Future Last week saw a single…

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Writing Tip: Use the Senses

Originally posted on Libby Sommer, Author:
? Sounds, sights, and smells are all part of  creating an atmosphere. ‘The creation of the physical world is as crucial to your story as action and dialogue. If your readers can be made to…

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Studying the Masters of Detective Fiction II – John D. MacDonald

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This post is the second in a series that I’ve been writing about the individuals that I view as the masters in my genre of choice, crime/detective fiction. I am a firm believer that…

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Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
Here’s an excellent flash fiction competition for you. Fish Publishing’s Annual Flash Fiction Competition is open for another two weeks. They’re looking for stories of up to 300 words.  Prizes: 1st: €1,000 2nd: online writing course…

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