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Flash Fiction Contest 2019 – Judges’ Report

Over the last few weeks, the Lucent Dreaming team have been busy bees judging the entries for our first ever flash fiction competition. The stories have been read, re-read, read backwards, read sideways and read up-side down between squinting eyelids. And we have picked three worthy winners who all took different inspiration from our prompt… Read More Flash Fiction Contest 2019 – Judges’ Report

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Thoughts on… Writing Effective Flash Fiction [by Matt Kendrick]

On the face of it, anyone who isn’t familiar with the form might presume that writing flash fiction (a story told in roughly 1,000 words or less) is much easier than crafting a 5,000 word short story or climbing the literary Everest of brewing up an 80,000 word novel. However, whilst it is true that… Read More Thoughts on… Writing Effective Flash Fiction [by Matt Kendrick]

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Thoughts on… the Importance of Feedback [by Matt Kendrick]

Writing can often be a solitary process. Whether we are scribbling ideas on a notepad in a quaint little coffee shop or frantically hammering towards a word count goal on our half hour lunchbreak, most writers spend a lot of time looking inwards and consulting no one but ourselves on everything from a story’s structure… Read More Thoughts on… the Importance of Feedback [by Matt Kendrick]

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One very important thing you should remember in 2019

Don’t be self-destructive. Since the rise of personal digital technologies and the consequential shift in the way we engage with the world, we’re beginning to reimagine our expression of power and control. One by-product of the mandatory nature of curating a self on social media is that our primary focus for our sense of control… Read More One very important thing you should remember in 2019

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Thoughts on… Writer’s Block and Self-Doubt [by Jannat Ahmed]

You’ve done it before. Sat in front of a pristine notebook, in front of a blank screen and agonised. ‘The’ you type, or ‘She’ you write. But where next? Intermittent writer’s block affects plenty of new writers, but we’re going to share our thoughts on why it happens and what you can do to move… Read More Thoughts on… Writer’s Block and Self-Doubt [by Jannat Ahmed]