In fact the first ever piece I had published, as a young teenager, was a letter in one of the early music magazines - when it was still a newspaper version.
Friends on Facebook will already know about this, but I have a small writing success this month; I have a letter in the December issue of Writing Magazine.
|December 2016 issue|
I was sharing some insights into entry fees and restrictions in writing competitions.
A reader in the November edition had voiced concerns about these issues, and as I'm involved with a national short story competition I thought there were probably newer writers who had similar concerns, so I put fingers to keyboard.
Obviously each competition organisation has their own rules and entry fees, but there are some elements all are faced with, and I concentrated on those.
There are some very interesting articles in this edition, so you may want to purchase a copy when you're next at the newsagents.Or you can buy a digital copy.
I have to write a 200 word story for next weeks competition at the writers' club on the theme of 'Lost', so I'll really have to get the red pen out for that.
And as my letter was about competitions, if you know anyone who is a new or developing writer, the details of the 2017 Nottingham Writers' Club, National Short Story Competition, are now up on the club's website, here.
I also got a sneaky peep at the new website design today. It's not quite completed yet, but it's looking good...