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The showcase this month comes from Dika Guis who has contributed some great work to Untold Stories over the past few months. In this showcase she gives us an insight into the range of feedback she is looking for, a call-out for a writing partner and another piece of her work to read and review.Continue reading “Dika Guis – A force of nature”
Please find below the submissions in response to the May writing challenges: 1. Live the life you love and love the life you live 2. Back to nature Stories will be published as received throughout the month. Please provide feedback and/or comments to the author in the leave a reply form at the foot ofContinue reading “May Challenge Submissions”
We had our first Zoom meeting last night on Untold Stories. Thank you to Colin Lyne for organising it. It was really good to put some faces to names, and although we were few, it was a valuable opportunity to have a general discussion on the format and future of Untold Stories. There was aContinue reading “May Zoom Meeting”
Welcome to the May writing challenge. This is not a competition. The writing prompts are designed to stimulate our imaginations and to nudge us all into writing more so that we can develop our writing/storytelling skills. Your writing can be taken from real-life experiences, totally made up or, a mix of the two. There areContinue reading “May Challenge”
Giving feedback When we read a short story or article, in most cases, we have an expectation. We want to be informed, maybe escape into another world, made to think and feel and, be entertained. We want to be left with a feeling of satisfaction and curiosity, wanting more. We all enjoy different styles ofContinue reading “A guide for giving and receiving feedback”
Submissions from the April Freestyle 2021 challenge: I hope you enjoy them. If possible it would be useful if you could read the submissions, provide constructive feedback to the author and make any general comments over on our Facebook page or if you comment below, please tag the author and title. Jeni Martinez – Beginner’s MindContinue reading “April Freestyle Submissions”
A good friend of Untold Stories, Una Hosey, has put together a selection of her short stories and poems and published via the self-publishing route. Here you can read one of her stories and find a link to her book for purchase on Amazon. The Embroidered Flowers: A compendium of short stories and even shorterContinue reading “The Embroidered Flowers”
This week’s Showcase comes from Jeremy Plumptre. On a rainy day in Devon, many years ago, I had finished my English classes for the term. I was talking to my boss, a Spaniard, who suggested I looked for work in Spain. Why not? I thought. My knowledge of Spain was scanty……I imagined dusty empty plains, swirlingContinue reading “Nuberu..or How to eat an elephant”
This month I am delighted to announce that Bridget Whelan has given me permission to reproduce some of her articles and blog posts here on Untold Stories. Bridget and I have been in contact for a number of years through social media but like so many in similar situations, we have never met, but I hope toContinue reading “What is a short story?”
The challenge this month will be freestyle. In other words, write 500-1000 words in any style and without the restriction of a writing prompt from Untold Stories. Those who participated in the recent Friday flash fiction challenge to write an opening line to a story, might want to consider using their contribution as their veryContinue reading “April Freestyle Challenge”
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