Writing Competitions: Pay to Play?

I saw a competition advertised yesterday that actually looked as if it might be worth entering -the 16th Annual Screenwriting Challenge. It's a well-established event (in its 16th year), and is a time-based knock-out competition organised by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness with an interesting concept - write a short screenplay around a number of given subjects/ elements... Continue Reading →

Christmas Writing: an exercise for fun

To celebrate the fact my book You Could Make a Killing is now on special Christmas offer at a frankly ridiculously low price (see full details here), here's another Christmas bit... Many years ago, the magazine Blue Murder (RIP) set a Christmas challenge: write a short story of not more than 1,500 words for the... Continue Reading →

Competition Time!

I was sent a photo of the youngest reader so far, and, may I say an example of some top parenting to encourage literary love at such a young age (skip the one about Scooby Doo though...). As can be seen - this young chap has finished it. See below pic for competition... Now if... Continue Reading →

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