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Resources and Advice for Writers

This is a collection of links to some of the sites I’ve found most useful in my writing over the years. You’ll find helpful articles, advice and inspiration to help you write and publish your work. I’ve also included some links to essential advice for anyone thinking of entering writing competitions, plus some competition listing… Continue reading Resources and Advice for Writers

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Novel Writing Competition List – 2019

Novel Writing Competition List for 2019. Updated 1 November 2018. These competitions are for unpublished or self-published novels and novellas for international writers, plus a few for UK residents only. It’s a long list and accurate as far as possible, updated monthly, so bookmark this page! I can’t vouch for all these comps personally, but if you… Continue reading Novel Writing Competition List – 2019

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Screenwriting Competition List for Scripts & Plays

Scriptwriting Competition List for 2019. Updated 1 November 2018. Includes International and UK competitions for screenwriters and playwrights. Details are accurate as far as possible and updated monthly – bookmark this page! I can’t vouch for all these comps personally, but if you have experience of any of them, I’d love to hear from you. Good… Continue reading Screenwriting Competition List for Scripts & Plays

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Writer’s Manifesto: from A to Zen

26 inspiring and motivational statements with images This manifesto is an inspiration and a reminder to recognise your essential goodness and write from the heart. Staying true to yourself in a world determined to turn you into somebody else – someone smaller – is hard work. The cool images and inspiring statements in this manifesto… Continue reading Writer’s Manifesto: from A to Zen

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Writing Bookshelf

A selection of recommended books on Writing. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly helpful over the years. There are longer reviews attached via links, and more to come… Christopher Booker – The Seven Basic Plots This fantastic and fascinating book provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old question of whether there are… Continue reading Writing Bookshelf

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Books for Screenwriters

The world of screenwriting is crowded with books telling you how to write screenplays and treatments and pitches that sell. How can you tell the great from the adequate? Below is a small selection of some of my favourites – books I’ve found particularly helpful or inspiring… Inside Story – Dara Marks   One of the… Continue reading Books for Screenwriters