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Competition Win

Last Friday I was invited to read  out my competition winning entry at the end-of-term assembly at the school where I teach. It was about twins, Fergus and Fiona, and some dinosaurs. I was delighted when the 200 or so children (aged 3 to 12) all sat very still and quiet as I read, and then they burst into applause at the end. Quite a buzz!

Competitions are very good discipline for aspiring writers. You have a deadline and a specific brief – very good for focussing the mind. Some judges also provide feedback which is a very useful bonus.

2 thoughts on “Competition Win

  1. wish you didn’t leave the piece exclusively for your pupils.
    what about all the rest of us?

    would you kindly post the story?

    thanks.

    1. Hi Revital,
      I haven’t posted the story here because I’m seeking publication for it as a picture book. I don’t think publishers would approve of it being pre-published on the web. But thanks for your interest. 🙂
      Anne

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