Welcome back! All weekend I have been searching for free or low entry fee writing competitions. I even checked my own Twitter page, Writers Represented, where we retweet opportunities for under-represented writers. There’s a lot of good stuff there (if I do say so myself), but no joy in terms of what I need specifically. … Continue reading A creative writing competition conundrum.
In my last blog post, I talked about how being longlisted for WriteNow changed my out look on writing competitions. I also talked about my budget for writing competitions which is, in technical terms, diddly squat. For this post, I set myself the task of finding free and cheap writing competitions that I plan on … Continue reading Close, but no cigar.
I must admit that I didn’t see the point in writing competitions for a long time. Winning them seemed so unlikely that I couldn’t justify the entry fees. Doing one is fine, it’s a tenner that you might have spent on a few takeaway coffees. But do a few and you soon find that you’ve … Continue reading WriteNow and what next?
I wrote this piece last year for Writers HQ. Check it out! The writing world cannot just accept one novel that fits their grimy and grey narrative of the working-class and decide they have done their bit for representation, says Kate Armitage. Source: Where Are The Working Class Writers?
Recently, I wrote a tweet about the barriers I face as a working-class writer. It kind of blew up. The tweet was written with sincerity but expecting only about 3 likes from my most generous and sympathetic friends. The reaction was staggering and I clearly hit a nerve. It introduced me to lots of great … Continue reading Tweets of a working class writer.
Release date: December 28, 2017
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction
With newsfeeds full of perfect pouts, hot-dog legs and the self-proclaimed hashtag-blessed, it’s hard not to feel inadequate. How has everyone figured out how to live their best life except you?
That’s what Kylie wants to know. She thought she would spend her twenty-fifth birthday having a mini-break not a mini-breakdown. After an evening of finger-food and snide remarks, Kylie decides that things must change. Naturally, Alexa disagrees. She doesn’t think anything needs to change and is quite happy plodding on with her best friend by her side. So, when everything changes for the better for Alexa, while it’s going from bad to worse for Kylie; will it tear them apart?
Hey guys, I hope the New Year is treating everyone right so far! I have a fabulous guest post from the author to share…
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Amazing review of The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five – thank you so much!
Behind every successful woman is herself…,
and beside every successful woman is her best friend.
Kylie Louise Lee thought how her priorities gone wrong. She was decisive, adventurous and have a raw spirit. But at twenty-five, she didn’t still have a solid career, no boyfriend and no mortgage to pay. With her mom, Marie, constantly nagging on her about what kind of life she has, she felt her life was so depressing and thought that she was on the wrong side of twenty-five.
While Alexa Jane Chapman was the complete opposite of Kylie. She was sensible, organised and smart. She was reliable and loved consistency. She was a good friend, always there for Kylie even sometimes she needed to sacrifice her own time and happiness to make her feel better.
But when Alexa’s life was…
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