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February 2013 edition of Words with Jam

The February edition of Words with Jam is out now. If you haven’t already subscribed, you should.
It’s full of hints and tips for aspiring writers. And it’s free. Oh, and the theme of this month’s edition is crime fiction, which includes my Top Ten Tips for Writing Crime Fiction.

Friday
08
February 2013
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Workshop One: Know the genre

Objectives:

· Understand the market
· Understand where your work fits into this

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Friday
08
February 2013
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Flash 500

Flash 500 is a quarterly competition. Deadlines are 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December. Details are available on the Flash 500 website.

Thursday
17
January 2013
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Fiction writing school

My agent, Svetlana Pironko, runs a fiction writing school in Dublin. She’s got some great writers lined up to run sessions, including my favourite crime writer, Ken Bruen. Further details, including costs and how to apply, are available here.

Friday
17
August 2012
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Harry Bowling Prize

I was lucky enough to be shortlisted for the 2012 Harry Bowling Prize. I didn’t win but had a great day at the awards ceremony, meeting lots of lovely people and drinking a bit too much pink fizz. If you’re an aspiring author, you should check out this great prize on the Harry Bowling Prize website.

Saturday
17
March 2012
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Lewisham Literary Festival

The Lewisham Literary Festival was great fun this year. I had a lovely time hosting the crime event with authors Oliver Harris, Claire Seeber and Sam Bonner.

Saturday
01
October 2011
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Yeovil Literary Prize

I have been awarded ‘highly commended’ at the Yeovil Literary Prize. You can read more about this prize on the Yeovil website.

Sunday
17
July 2011
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