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Sunday, 29 January 2006
The Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau short story competition.

The Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau short story competition.

Length: 2,500 words maximum

Entry Fee: #4 per entry.

First Prize: #150 - Second Prize: #50 - Third Prize: #25

Closing Date: 31 March 2006.

Competition Details:

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Saturday, 28 January 2006
The Mechanic & the Muse - a new writing blog
I've just discovered a new - started Jan 17th! - blog called The Mechanic & the Muse by Chip Scanlan from Poynter Online.

I will add The Mechanic & the Muse to my blogroll.

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The Textalyser - Text anaylsis, word count, keyword density anyalyzer
Topic: Writing Tool
The Textalyser, an online text analysis tool, is a very handy tool for writers.

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Leaf Books Winter Short Story Competition
Topic: Competition
Leaf Books Winter Short Story Competition

For stories between 3000-5000 words.

First prize ?200 and publication as a Leaf Book.

Entry fee ?5

Closing date 31 March 2006.

Leaf - pocket sized publicaitons

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Wednesday, 25 January 2006
Writing tips from Free Range Librarian
Free Range Librarian (K.G. Schneider, a writer and librarian) offers some excellent advice for writers in this article: Being Able to Write: Lessons from Other Writers, New and Well-Seasoned

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Tuesday, 3 January 2006
Writing Exercises from
Topic: Writing exercises
Happy New Year!

I thought I would start the new year with a link to some very good writing exercises from

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Friday, 16 December 2005
A site called Gather
Topic: A website
I'm sorry I haven't posted in over a month. I need to get back in the habit of posting regularly. I think you can guess what my New Year's resolution will be!

Today's post is a recommendation of an interesting looking site called Gather which I found via the book blog Shelly's Book Shelf .

I haven't had time to read a lot at Gather yet but it looks like it might have a lot of potential. It requires registration and for you to "share your content by publishing, adding tags to help other members easily find your articles." It sound like it may be a good way to get your writing out there.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2005
The Scottish Book Town Poetry Competition
Topic: Poetry Competition

The Wigtown Poetry Competition

1st ?2000 - 2nd ?1000 - 3rd ?500
Gaelic Prize - ?1000
plus 10 commendations of ?50 each
Winning entries will be published in the Sunday Herald

All entrants must be 16 years of age or over.

Poems must not exceed 40 lines (not including title).

Entries may be in English, Scots or Gaelic. Entries will be accepted in Irish Gaelic provided they are accompanied by an English translation.

The competition is open to anyone throughout and outside the United Kingdom.

All poems are judged anonymously and the name of the poet must not appear on the manuscript.

All poems will be read initially by a team at the Scottish Poetry Library prior to the final judging process.

Poems must not have been previously published.

There is no restriction on the number of poems submitted by each applicant, provided the appropriate entry fee is included.

Competition entries cannot be returned.

Alterations cannot be made to poems once they have been submitted.

The first poem submitted costs ?5.00 and three poems costs ?10.00. Subsequent
entries cost ?5.00 each or an additional ?10.00 for every additional three.

Closing date: 27th January 2006

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Advice to Aspiring Writers from author Jeffrey A, Carver
Writing advice from science fiction author Jeffrey A. Carver

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Updated: Tuesday, 8 November 2005 12:26 PM GMT
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Monday, 7 November 2005
A blog about the abuse of the word "literally"
Topic: English langauge
As a writer, I love reading blogs like this:Literally, A Web Log An English language grammar blog tracking abuse of the word “literally”
(Link from Rake's Progress )

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