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Edit! Edit! Edit!

One of the quickest ways to turn me off a story is to leave it full of grammatical errors. A number of the entries in last year’s Short Fiction Award had this problem, as do many of the self-published books I review on my Christian Book Reviews site. Unfortunately it is encouraged by those unscrupulous people who, in an effort to make a quick buck, teach people that they don’t need to actually understan read more ...

Obey The Rules

The judging for our 2015 Short Fiction Award is well under way, and our 2016 competition will be commencing in July. Between now and then, I will be adding a number of posts to the site relating to things I have noticed in the 2015 comp, and which may help you with your entries in the 2016 comp. The very first key to success in any writing competition – in fact, in any competition of any kind – is very read more ...
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