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Sept. 21, 2022

Competition Closed!

The Failing Writers 2nd Annual Writing Competition (in association with Scrivener) is now closed!   You can stop writing love stories now.   Well, you don't have to stop writing love stories, but don't send them to us.   Well, y…

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It must be (about) love.   Yes, it’s that time again…the time for you to get out your pens, quills, keyboards and coffee and start writing (after all, that is what this podcast was supposed to be about). We want to read your lov…

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I think a lot of writers share the gift/curse of uncertainty. After all, if you’re absolutely certain about everything, you’re not really questioning anything, are you? And if you don’t question anything, you’re probably not…

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If you've listened to this week's episode "Constrictive Criticism" and in any way doubt the genuine legal status of the contract Jon forced Tom to sign...why not have a look at it for yourself? Maybe get your lawyer friends to check it out, or at th…

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The remarkable thing about this story is that it's very similar to... No, actually the two remarkable things about this story are that Me and Jon... THREE, there are THREE remarkable things about this story. ONE, that me Jon and Tom all made it th…

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Well, we did it! Round 2.  All three of us. Skin of our teeth.  Here’s my effort: Genre: Romance Word:  Weak Action: Playing a guitar   Remains   Smoke seeped from the blackened corpse of their house, as though …

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Two hundred and fifty words (just like this intro as it happens!) That’s all we had in this competition to show our writing prowess… or limp through to the final round, whichever way you choose to look at it. We were all feeling quite b…

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So, here’s the tweet we mentioned on the podcast.  It was sent out into the ether by Jon one September morning, with a wing, a prayer and a tag that read @AndyStanton15, all in the pathetic hope he might see it and have his interest pique…

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By now you should be aware of who won our Halloween Flash Fiction writing competition. If not, why the hell not? I suggest you bloomin' well go here and listen to the winning entry right now, you young upstart! OK, now that's done we thought it wou…

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Pardon what did you say? It’s flippin’ November?  How did that happen?  When we first had this bright idea – joining the thousands of other writers around the world in writing a book in one month - it was ages away. A dis…

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