To all my writer friends this is a great blog to follow. Stella offers insight to the writing process plus her posts are entertaining and enjoyable reads.
Yippee! Some wonderful news I’ve just received gave me the idea for this blog. My story made the shortlist for a prestigious writing contest … and … no, hang on, excuse me while I do a happy dance. [Leaves desk, prances around room in unseemly manner, returns exhausted.] Ah, that’s better. Anyway, as I was saying, it made me think about the reasons why aspiring writers should enter. Here they are – along with an important warning that my legal training compels me to include!
1 It helps you hone your skills
Writing is all about practice. The more you write, the better you get. When you write for a contest, rather than simply for your own pleasure, you have a clear goal and a deadline. A great way to stay focused and keep the procrastination bug at bay.
2 It makes you write to a brief
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