Browsing Archive: September, 2014

Why Writing Comps Are Good For You

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Sunday, September 28, 2014,

And The Winner Is...
You?
No? Never enter because you’ll never win - and anyway you’ve got so many other things you could and should be doing? Wrong! Writing competitions are a great way to put down that idea that’s been buzzing around your head, nattering away at you but never getting heard - before you forget it. Sure, the chances of you winning are not high, but winning doesn’t always mean coming first. If you’ve stalled recently with your writing then entering a competition is ...
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WRITER'S GROUPS - WHO NEEDS THEM?

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Sunday, September 21, 2014,

Any aspiring writer, that’s who!  


Not sure if you fit into this category, or maybe feeling a bit shy about sharing your work?  Or may be you’ve dipped your toe in the Writer’s Group Pool before, and it came out smelling of other people’s unwanted opinions or mal-advice about what to do with your work?

Well, I’ve been there, done that and sulked for quite a long time afterward.  I realise now what a waste of time all that sulking was.  We all know that writing is a solitary job (ta...


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