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Storytelling Competition: Getting Started

Are you someone who has always had an urge to write a story but keep putting it off?
Maybe you feel that what you write won’t be good enough, or that you don’t have enough time, or that you don’t have anything interesting to say.
However, you should take some advice from professional writers who say "If you feel the need to write, you absolutely should write".
There are tips all over the internet to get you started.
The Scottish book trust has a really good page of advice covering where to get inspiration, through to how to get started, and on to honing your writing skills.
There are suggestions from publishers too, Penguin has posted advice to reassure writers that it is ok to write badly and make it up as you go along.
Get Competitive
We are inviting students and staff to write a short story and enter it into our short story competition.
Entries can be in a range of forms; a story, play, comic strip, poem, or even short film or animation.
Our only rule is that it has to be original and short (4 A4 pages or less, or less than 2 minutes).
Entrants can choose to write about any subject they wish.
To enter:
Bring your work to a Library Information Desk or email it to us at
If it is a digital story you can just send us a link to where you have stored it.
We are really looking forward to seeing what you can create!
Closing date
All submissions need to be received by the Library no later than Friday 31st March 2023.