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Holiday writing challenge

Holiday writing challenge

For our first competition of the new year, we’d like you to send us something from your writer’s notebook, completed during the holidays. It could be an observation, a reflection, or a scene, imagined or observed. But keep it to under 300 words and make sure you have used concrete, specific details and strong verbs. Avoid using … Continue reading

December newsletter – socks or books?

December newsletter – socks or books?

  “One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” (JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) Here’s our wish to you, this December. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, we hope you get lots … Continue reading

Set your writing goals for 2016

Set your writing goals for 2016

Our end-of-year gift to you is … that book languishing in your bottom drawer. At Allaboutwriting, we know how hard it is to get writing, which is why we also know that now is the time to set your writing goals for 2016. And we’ll be there every step of the way, offering inspiration and … Continue reading

November Writing Competion

November Writing Competion

Remember this famous six-word short story with which Ernest Hemingway won a $10 bet:“For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn”? Try to break our hearts in under 100 words. Try not to be heavy-handed or obvious. Notice how Hemingway’s very obliquity adds to the tragedy, by actively drawing the reader into the action, forcing them to add their imaginative input to … Continue reading

November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter

  This has been our most exciting year yet in the Allaboutwriting community. We launched in Cape Town, with Creative Writing Courses and Creative Saturdays, we spirited our writers away on our first-ever wildly successful Venice retreat and we ran a full and extremely vibrant Thirty Day Workout. But never mind what we did. The … Continue reading