Publisher looking for new crime thriller writers launches short story competition

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_502Here is an interesting opportunity for unpublished crime writers, spotted by Bridget Whelan. There is a £5 fee, but unlike some other competitions, you get something for your money – feedback from a publisher.

As Bridget says, it is important to read all the rules of any competition, but she has highlighted some of the ones that might catch you out if you don’t pay attention in this case.

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When should you post on social media?

Made with Repix (http://repix.it)When you post on social media, it is good to know when people will be noticing your content. This can vary from network to network, as this infographic shows.

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A bit about fanfiction

Made with Repix (http://repix.it)For those who are unfamiliar with this concept, here are some of the basics you need to know.

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Are you a writer in a rut?

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_457If you are, then there is a chance you are telling yourself one of these horrible things that writers tell themselves.

And if you are, then the post has some sensible ideas about how to pull yourself round.

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Can you guess the original titles of these classic novels?

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_607Nobody comes up with a good title at the first attempt. It often takes a bit of work, and sometimes comes out of the blue.

It can be reassuring to see some of the titles famous books might have had, as this quiz shows. If you leave it just a little longer, your title might be struck by a similar surge of inspiration.

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How web addresses work

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_639This can be a confusing area for non techy people like me. What do all the parts of a web address do, and how do you write them out?

Find out the facts from John Espirian, the Society for Editors Proofreader’s internet director.

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Competitions for writers in June and July

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_520Here is a list of competitions for writers in June and July. There is slightly more time here, but not enough to get complacent. The first deadline looks like 5th June.

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