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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Prosperity knocks

The last two weeks have been incredibly positive for the indoor writer with a flurry of competition news - all good for once.  Rejections seem to arrive like buses, interspersed with the occasional (and rare) appearance of the tooting taxi of success.  Yet in the last fortnight two short stories have reached the shortlist stage (final judging) and a third got into the longlist, all different stories in three different competitions.  Still waiting to hear on all of these, so hoping at least one of these reaches the podium!

And the icing on the cake (she's promised me chocolate-fudge) was finding her children's novel had won Second Prize in Writers' Advice Centre First Chapter competition, click here for more details.  The premise was to enter the first chapter (up to 1000 words) plus a cover letter (as if you were approaching a real publisher) and The Wereboy of Bartoncoombe (for 9-12 years) clearly was a hit with the judges! A positive endorsement for this story, which is a completed manuscript.

Now where's that cake ....

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