Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Short Story Competition

Louise Doughty, author of six novels, five plays for radio and 'A Novel in a Year,' has now introduced, through her column in the Telegraph, a writing club where you can get feedback from Louise and swap work and tips with other writers. To join visit
To enter a monthly short-story competition you can e mail your story, no longer than 2,000 words, on any subject, to by the last calendar day of each month.
All stories must be original work and the winner will be announced by Louise in her column in the Saturday Telegraph.
The competition was launched on 14 January so there is still plenty on time to get in an entry for the first month if you have a story ready, or one you could polish up in in time. If you cannot get a story ready for January's competition then you might like to work on an entry for February.
Good Luck!

Novels by Louise Doughty:
Crazy Paving
Dance with me
Honey Dew
Fires in the Dark
Stone Cradle
Whatever you Love

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Writers wanted

Hi. Happy New Year!
Rita at the book shop is now working for the Lanzarote Business Association. She is looking for volunteers to write articles for their website. There is no money involved I'm afraid but it is all quotable experience on the old CV! Any writing is good practice and seeing your name in print anywhere is always encouraging and confidence boosting.
If anyone is interested you can get more information from Rita but basically the possibilities are endless. The items should be positive towards Lanzarote but she says they could include anything, even book or film reviews. Rita's e mail address is