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  • Isabel Ashdown
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    2 months 3 weeks ago
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    “My first ever pre-publication writing award was a for a poem which won runner-up in this competition. The anthology gave me my first taste of being published & some real self-belief.

  • Naomi Wood's room
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    3 months 2 weeks ago
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    "What to do with my free time. Read or clean. I don’t want to answer it every day with housework. I did not finish my third novel in between two kids by being house-proud". Naomi Wood, our First Novel Award judge ponders on the urge to tidy up versus getting on with some actual writing n this blog written specially for the Bridport Prize.

  • Kit de Waal
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    3 months 2 weeks ago
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    The first success I ever had with my writing was an Honorary Mention (note the capital letters) in the Fish Prize for Flash Fiction in 2014.  It was the first thing I’d ever sent out and getting an email telling me that my work had been recognised

  • Aki Schilz
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    4 months 3 days ago
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    Editing isn't simply a process of finessing. That is, of course, the final stage, but sometimes what can happen, especially in the context of writing competitions, is that a line-by-line perfectly serviceable submission comes in with few to no grammatical or syntactical errors - but it still lacks that special something that makes one take notice.

  • Daljit Nagra
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    4 months 1 week ago
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    Being invited to hear someone’s revelations or considered reflections is always a moment of great privilege and responsibility.

  • Polly Crosby
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    4 months 2 weeks ago
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    For someone who is about to embark on a career as a novelist, I’m not very good with words. Don’t get me wrong, I love words. I love the sounds they make, the pictures they conjure in my head.

  • Hollie McNish
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    4 months 3 weeks ago
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    As a full time writer, I’m often asked to suggest creative writing tasks. In all honesty, I find this very difficult.

  • SJ Watson
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    4 months 3 weeks ago
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    Our Marketing Executive Mo Fisher had the opportunity to interview bestselling author SJ Watson about his writing.

  • Kirsty Logan
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    6 months 1 day ago
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    Your writing voice can't be forced, but it's a vital part of creating stories that could only be written by you.

  • Stephanie Scott
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    9 months 1 week 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)...

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