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How to win a creative writing competition – top tips 

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How to Win a Creative Writing Competition – Top Tips
By Joe Craig

“Standing out is hard. Sometimes you just want to blend in and stick with whatever everybody else is doing. Creative writing competitions are not those times.

I’ve judged a lot of competitions for young writers, which means I’ve read through thousands of stories, each one trying to stand out. But so many of them fall into the same traps. So often I spot a promising story and wish I could give the writer just a couple of simple pointers that would take their writing above the competition…”

Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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