An adventure to Peru awaits, but before then…

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick post to help keep your morale up as you busily beaver away on your short stories for the competition.  Several of you have been in touch over the last couple of weeks to report your progress so far and I’m really excited that already so many of you have entries that are shaping up strongly.

This week saw the final Middlesbrough workshop taking place at Hemlington library – massive thanks to all those who took part for getting so involved in the sessions and being willing to share work in progress.  I know this is a daunting experience but everyone who took the plunge surfaced with some valuable pieces of advice (sorry, I was all out of pieces of 8!).

But don’t worry if you do live in the Middlesbrough area because you can attend any of the other workshops and there are still a few places available for a mentoring session at Hemlington.  The writing workshops will run through August across Stockton, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland and are open to anyone from any area.  Just ring the library concerned to book either the workshops on the mentoring.

I’ll be taking a short break from blogging for a couple of weeks as I’m off to deepest darkest Peru (in search of Paddington Bear, of course!) but I’ll be back soon and will look forward to meeting some of you in August.

Meanwhile, here’s a writing prompt to keep you going (holiday themed, naturally):

The pilot made his final approach, the runway growing wider and flatter as they dropped down towards it.  She looked out of the window, her mind filled with thoughts of…

Happy writing,

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