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Award winning journalist and organiser of the Global Short Story Competition
Award winning journalist and organiser of the Global Short Story Competition

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Crime and thriller writers in conversation
Darlington Arts Festival has seen a new series of events this year in the
form of three In Conversation With… events featuring published authors. The
third and final one is Monday
May 23 In Conversation with …..crime and thriller writers Mike Beck, Roger
Ba...
Crime and thriller writers in conversation
Crime and thriller writers in conversation
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Open mic night
  The Open Mic night for authors season continues on Thursday May 26 as part of Darlington Arts Festival. The nights, supported by Darlington for Culture and which offer a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it, run at Voodoo Caf...
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Still places on creative writing courses
Creative writing tutor John Dean is taking bookings
for the Summer 2016 term of his popular courses at the Friends’ Meeting House
in Skinnergate, Darlington, and there are still some places left, particularly on
the Tuesday nights.. The adult learning cours...
Still places on creative writing courses
Still places on creative writing courses
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Getting the triangle right
Good story writing depends on
many things but can be boiled down to three factors, the triangle. At the top is the narrative, a
strong story, plenty of pace, a tale that enthrals the readers. At one bottom corner is a
sense of place, a strong sense of where...
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A few simple rules
The rules of writing Here are my golden rules for
writing. * Consider the reader - do not
write for yourself, always write for the reader. * Be disciplined - you may
wish to pack lots of information in but does the reader need it? * You may not have put eno...
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Writing film scripts
I have been working with a writing group who are working with
some film-makers which got me thinking. So how do you write a script? Here’s
some thoughts: * Read plenty of scripts and see how the experts do it -
get used to how the script looks on the page. ...
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Now there's an idea
  I’ve been doing a lot of teaching on the
idea of ideas lately and came across these excellent quotes. ·          People always want to know: Where do I get
my ideas? They're everywhere. I'm inspired by people and things around me.
(Gwendolyn Brooks, Ameri...
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Book launches at the Festival
Darlington
Arts Festival will this year continue its tradition of staging book launches. http://www.darlingtonforculture.org/book-launches-at-the-festival/ Thursday May 12 Voodoo Café,
Skinnergate 7pm Darlington-based
Inkerman Writers launch their new book ...
Book launches at the Festival
Book launches at the Festival
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Literary events at Darlington Arts Festival
There are loads of literary events, including some involving Inscribe Media, in the Darlington Arts Festival 2016 - check it out at http://www.darlingtonforculture.org/darlington-festival-program-2014/
Literary events at Darlington Arts Festival
Literary events at Darlington Arts Festival
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The golden rules of writing
Here are my golden rules for
writing. * Consider the reader - do not
write for yourself, always write for the reader. * Be disciplined - you may
wish to pack lots of information in but does the reader need it? * You may not have put enough
information in - ...
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