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Author interviews, Reading Short Stories & Behind the scenes of making fiction.

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Author interviews, Reading Short Stories & Behind the scenes of making fiction.

    Hi2020 Top Tier Judges discussing their choices

    Hi2020 Top Tier Judges discussing their choices

    Hi2020 Top Tier Judges discussing their choices for the overall winning story

    Hi2020 Short Story Competition launch on 20th February 2020, with great radio fare on Wycombe Sound 106.6FM. Thousands of entries by new writer from all over Britain and the Home Countries embraced the challenge. 

    34 pre-judges generously gave up time to read and score each story - infact every story was read by four judges to get a wide breath of tastes, before the quarter finalists were selected for the Top Tier Judges. 

    We held our breath as each Top judge read through before making their discussion.

    Listen to their thoughts.

    • 16 min
    Hi2020 WINNER; The Eagle Café by Kayleigh Maddocks

    Hi2020 WINNER; The Eagle Café by Kayleigh Maddocks

    The absolute show stopper winner of the Hi2020 Short Story Competition.

    Thousands of stories entered from all over the United Kingdom from which 35 pre-judges and 5 Top Their Judges read, debated and chose this fabulous short story by new writer Kayleigh Maddocks.

     This Show stopper winning storey  along with 19 excellent short stories are published in a gorgeous coffee table art book with 25 artworks by award winning artists Clare newton FRSA.



    Limited Edition Artbook and stories

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    • 10 min
    Chapter One Atonement Camp by Evan J. Corbin

    Chapter One Atonement Camp by Evan J. Corbin

    Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes by Evan J. Corbin

    Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes follows the journey of Rick Harris, a closeted, self-hating, homophobic preacher who's sent to a camp run by drag queens for the incurably homophobic.  Along his journey, Rick meets new friends who help him find his way out of the closet, but they soon discover the camp may hold its own secrets.  A plot to discredit a newly-discovered, ancient Biblical text affirming God's love for all mankind, gay people included, begins to take form.  Can Rick confront his dogged hypocrisies and take up the struggle to thwart the conspiracy before it's too late?

    Evan resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes is his first novel.  Evan practises law by profession and enjoys the company of his friends when he isn't writing.  He endlessly enjoys having thoughtful discussions that arise from his work with readers who reach out.

    Available on Amazon USA - Please leave comments and share on Good Reads too



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    • 13 min
    The Soul Talk by Akshitha

    The Soul Talk by Akshitha

    The Soul Talk by Akshitha shot sensual poem

    On a rainy evening I was enjoying the weather to the hilt with the petrichore and thunderstorms. I was feeling a  deep connection with  nature. I  started appreciating every bit of god's creation  the moon, sunset and I wanted to share this infinite  beauty of nature in different incarnations.

    So I started to pen down the  stream of thoughts flowing in my mind. Close your eyes and imagine the nature's scenes while I start the podcast and do share your experience.



    I am Akshitha, I always believe in following my passion, writing is something which awakens my soul and keeps my spirit high.I have created a instagram page to upload my writings. I am a certified  CBT practitioner, I will be very happy to help you for any anxiety and depression issues.You can always reach out to me on instagram. @imurmotivator.

    • 5 min
    Lock Down Diaries; Masks

    Lock Down Diaries; Masks

    Lock Down Diaries; Masks by Kristina Pakhomenko

    My name is Kristina. I’ve spent more than twenty years in professional sport before I understood that I had passion for completely different things. Very interested in conspiracy theories, yoga, esoterics and spiritual practices. Coincidences are not coincidences and within ourselves we project what we further see in reality. All my intentions are revolved around understanding more of how the thoughts work. All my thoughts are about where they come from and what was the cause. Amazing things happen when we change our conditioned perception of the world and who we are. We just need to wake up.

    With love, K.



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    • 11 min
    Dear Publisher "Shark Attack!" by Peter la Trobe

    Dear Publisher "Shark Attack!" by Peter la Trobe

    Dear Publisher "Shark Attack!" by Peter la Trobe

    Welcome to our first in the new series of blog posts, written by a wonderful mix of published authors, renown writers and worldly bloggers.



    What’s in a name?

    Every writer, and every wannabe writer, has been here, or hereabouts: you’ve spent hours drafting and redrafting your story. Your Mum has heard the various versions so many times that she gets a strange look in her eye when you say – listen to this, what do you think of it now?



    Follow our NEW weekly blogs written by brilliant published Authors

    This week is a humorous take on the first letter to a publisher - What madness besets a writer.

    Bringing you words of wisdom from amazing authors and incredible content creators from across the globe. Learn from the best and get inspired as we share their writing tips and unique reading insights



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