It's got cold again – do you have any top tips for keeping warm whilst writing?
Mine are -
Wear fingerless gloves (thanks again Fiona!) as well as lots of layers.
Drink tea and eat cake.
If you can, go out for a brisk walk every day. The longer we sit still the colder we feel.
Free entry writing competition news
Thanks to Barbara Trevitt for passing on the details of this competition for local history stories. The prize is a year's subscription to family history website, Findmypast, and includes unlimited access to the 1921 Census. Sounds perfect for anyone interested in writing a historical novel set then – or who'd just like to find out more.
Thanks to Fiona for telling me about this competition for poetry or prose. The top prize is £500.
The Alpine Fellowship's competition offers a £3,000 cash grant as the top prize. I have no idea how a grant differs from any other cash prize – do you?
From The Horse's Mouth have a poetry competition with a £50 prize. (I won last year's short story one!)
The latest word count requirements for The People's Friend can be found here. Thanks to Eirin for reminding us about the website and Alyson for pointing out this particular post.
As always –
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