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  • Stephanie Scott
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    4 weeks 1 day ago
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    I am editing again. I am sitting at my desk and there are piles of books stacked around me (yes, very like a fort), only where once not so long ago, I was nervously polishing my manuscript for submission to the Bridport First Novel Prize, now I am editing it for global publication.

  • Terry Warren's wet notebook
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    6 months 4 weeks ago
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    "My 2017 Bridport Prize entry ‘Buttercups’ was mostly roughed out in indecipherable biro scrawl on the inside of my forearm whilst out walking. Clearly this is not a particularly efficient method of note-taking.."

    Terry Warren won the Flash Fiction competition and the Dorset Award in 2017. In this blog he tells of four things he has leant about being a writer since his win.

  • Aki Schilz
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    7 months 2 weeks ago
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    We’ve all heard of boosting creativity, but when I talk about managing it, writers often react with suspicion; something like creativity can’t (oughtn’t!) be managed, surely?

  • Daljit Nagra
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    8 months 50 minutes ago
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    Perhaps what we look for in a good piece of literature is to know the writer has put their shoulders against the great wheel of kind, thoughtful words that are well mannered and politely phrased.

  • Monica Ali
    Posted by Administrator
    8 months 2 weeks ago
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  • Mary-Jane Holmes
    Posted by Administrator
    8 months 3 weeks ago
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    The blank page can be daunting like snow drifts or an ice plain you can’t walk around. Even the most established writers know the frustration of a seeming lack of imagination or fresh ideas.

  • Swan Song
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    9 months 1 week ago
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    Last week I had the extraordinary, deeply moving experience of opening an envelope that had
    been delivered to my doorstep, removing a copy of a book within.

    Not just any book…

    My book.

  • Posted by Victoria Bennion
    1 year 6 months ago
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    Somerset Maugham said, “There are three secrets to writing a novel.

  • Posted by Victoria Bennion
    1 year 7 months ago
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    Our Novel Award judge has made this video blog for those of you hoping to enter the Bridport Prize.

  • Peter Hobbs
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    1 year 8 months ago
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    It’s still a couple months before entries for the Bridport short story prize begin to find their way to me.

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