Another week has gone by and here we are again! Greetings from a beautiful day in London – the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the road outside is being resurfaced! 🙂
Enough about me, on to some encouragement . . . I have already mentioned that one of our former Write for a Reason students, Lucy, won first prize in a writing competition recently. It’s called “Mrs Zebedee’s Fish Stall”. I think you can guess what it’s about! 🙂
The story will be published in the autumn edition of the Association of Christian Writers magazine, so we can’t print it here yet . . . but I did ask Lucy if she would be kind enough to offer her three top tips for you if you are thinking of entering a competition. Lucy suggests:
1. Understand the rubrics of the competition and what they are asking for;
2. Know your subject well and try to pick up on an element not everyone else will be thinking of;
3. Try and have a strong ending. And a strong middle. And a clever beginning. And then unwrap it the best way you can.
What do you think? Lucy is an enthusiastic supporter of the course – if you have a few hours to give to your writing in the next few weeks, why not consider joining? There’s no time like the present; the next Write for a Reason
course starts next Monday! We will be looking at beginnings and endings, dialogue, creating engaging characters, plotting and planning and lots more. You can read more here
. Do consider joining if you want to reach a wider audience with your writing – you never know where it might lead! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me
Janet Wilson, founder of Dernier Publishing and Write for a Reason
I look forward to hearing from you!