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An Evening With Harrogate Writers’ Circle

Using material gathered over the last year or two, including my article Fulfilling Fillers (Writing Magazine December 2012), I shared with HWC some strategies for topping up earnings during ‘dry patches’.

Almost all writers go through these and contributing short items – rarely over 250 words and generally far fewer – to the vast array of publications on offer nowadays can be surprisingly lucrative. We are indeed fortunate that email has done away with heavy expenditure on stamps and stationery as well as the need to copy precious photographs or risk their being lost in the post.

Amusing anecdotes, cuttings and photographs, handy tips, holiday stories, jokes, nostalgia and readers’ letters about anything under the sun will all find a home somewhere.  You just need to be persistent and choose your target market carefully.

Below is one of my particular favourites, which appeared in Reader’s Digest a while back.

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