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Writing Prompt February 23, 2018

Story Starter: Vintage Shoes

Did you ever have a pair of vintage shoes like these? Or maybe your granny had shoes like those lovely button boots. Or at least left you the button hook […]

Fiction Ed's Blog January 19, 2018

Story Starter: Snow Tracks

Could snow make for the perfect story starter? We finally got a wee sprinkling of the white stuff today. There has been a lot to the south of us, causing […]

Writing Prompt September 9, 2016

Story Starter: V.R. Postbox

I mentioned I was down at one of our writing workshops in Somerset this week….At end of day when our guests had gone home, I went for a walk down Catbrain Hill, just round […]

Writing Tools January 15, 2020

How To Build A Good Scene

This week, Alan from the Fiction team tackles building a good scene. What purpose does your scene serve? Should the protagonist always be in it? Read on to find out.

Fiction November 1, 2019

The “Friend” Does NaNoWriMo

This year, some of the team at "The People's Friend" have decided to take on NaNoWriMo, a 50,000 word writing challenge lasting throughout November.

Fiction August 19, 2019

Station Stories At St Pancras

Lucy from the Fiction team has uncovered a gem for short story fans: the chance to have one written about you by Luke Winter, in a matter of minutes!

Fiction August 22, 2018

Being Creative And Starting ‘Em Young

When did you first realise you were creative? Today I want to bang the drum for one of the other magazines in our department. We often refer to sister titles….Well, […]

May 16, 2016

One Summer In France – Episode 48

After waving goodbye to Libby and Lucas as they left for the evening, Suzette sighed as they disappeared from view. Picking up her wine glass with the small amount of […]

November 6, 2014

The Ferryboat – Episode 33

JUDY was at the cooker, peering into a saucepan. She looked at them over her shoulder, her eyes widening when she saw Charlie. “Corin just called,” she said. “They left […]

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