Browsing Archive: January, 2015

And The Winner Really Is.. Susi Dillon

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, January 26, 2015,

Hello and welcome back.  This week I am lucky to have Writers' Forum competition winner Susi Dillon blogging about her determination to succeed.  Read her WoW below. (C'mon - catch up! - Words of Wisdom!  And I don't mean Norman.)
Over to you Susi…

I first started writing almost fifteen years ago. I’d been reading some pretty rubbishy books, so I thought how hard can it be? I signed up for a correspondence course advertised in many of the upmarket newspapers and magazines. A couple of week...


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Writing Historical Fiction by Jennie Dobson

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, January 19, 2015,
Author Jennie Dobson writes as guest blogger this week, discussing the difficulties faced when writing an historical novel.

It’s very popular at the moment – historical fiction. The eagerly awaited dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s double Booker prize-winners Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies is about to appear on our television screens with a stellar cast, lavish costumes and breathtaking locations. Philippa Gregory’s novel, The King’s Curse is the latest in a long list of books that...

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Competition Delight

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, January 12, 2015,

Here we are in 2015 and so much clutter - real and virtual - has gathered like unwanted tinsel under the tree, so it must be time for a clear out.  With writing magazines and writing sites offering the possibility that their competitions will ensure that, for you, This Is The Year To Succeed (clearly not just the sole preserve of a parrot) and a proliferation of New Year writing competitions that hit my in-box daily,  I thought I’d share them here with you.

So c’mon - chop chop! Those sto...


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