"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
a blog post for writers
Joanna over at The Casket is running something called the Tube-Flash project. I'm taking part in this, and have written a piece of flash fiction for Angel tube station. Submissions are now open for all writers, to pick a tube station and write a story of no more than 300 words. There are beautiful brooches for each of the train stations to get you inspired.
I think it's a lovely project, and encourage you to grab a pen and get scribbling! All the information is over here. Winners will be published on the website, and there may even be a book, too. Deadline is the 31st January.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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