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How to Win the Fish Short Story Prize 2018, in six easy steps:
(This article first appeared in the Autumn 2018 Wivenhoe News, No. 77)
1: Ages 0 – 10
Be a quiet child who reads voraciously and daydreams (warning: the latter can get you into trouble at school). Look forward to Fridays, after break (once the terrifying ‘Twenty Mental’ is out of the way) when you can come in after playtime to choose from three titles on the blackboard for an hour’s uninterrupted silent daydreaming and writing. Bliss! Continue reading “How to win the Fish Prize…”
Colchester WriteNight meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 7.30pm, at FirstSite, Colchester. They are a ‘gathering of creative writers from all walks of life’ and are a talented, friendly and diverse bunch who write together, support each other’s writing and invite guest writers to speak.
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You always aspired to travelling light. A tiny suitcase, a few multi-purpose, high-quality clothes neatly rolled amongst the books and more important items – no fuss.