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A blog for fiction and writing. Together we can build a reading and writing community

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In the Flesh Part 1:

A tale from Magpie Stories, what would happen if you found a book and helped to tell its story? We all know no harm can come from a story... right?
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Words from a Friend

Being at a public school means you are part of the elite. Even the elite have problems that haunt them.
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Tips on How to Get Writing:

Want to write something and not just think about writing something? Then this might just well be what you need. Some tips on getting down to writing from Magpie Stories.
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Three Hundred and Ninety-Three Words

I rediscovered these openings in an old folder. I wrote them nearly a decade ago and forgot about them. They were all pretty much streams of consciousness.
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Editing, Oh God the Editing

How I go about editing my writing. I have also thrown in my top three tips!
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Brief Candle – Writing Update 7th February 2021

A short one this week: aquick explanation of why I have been away and what is coming up this week.
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When Life Gives You Lemons: Writing Update 24th January 2021

Writing update, this week, not a lot happened wiriting wise. Do you know what? That is okay.
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Snowflake (Short Story challenge) – A blogger and teacher attempts a GCSE creative writing question

A writing challenge, an entire short story written inside 45 minutes. In this tale explore a father and his daughter. Things are not as they seem and their time together will be eternal.
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It’s Not Supposed to be Easy – Writing Update 17th January

It's been a real meh week, I'll be honest the old platitudes like it's not supposed to be easy are not helping. Have to work on improving this ASAP!
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Hidden Depths

Who can tell what is really going on in this mad world? It is all a matter of perspective.
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A Quick Introduction

Welcome to the homepage of Magpie Stories. Why not peruse some of the posts and comment on what you like and what you would like to see in the future.

I currently work in education teaching English. Having done this for a decade, I finally took the plunge and decided to turn my hand to writing, something I had always told myself I would do and never had the courage to until now. I hope that you will join me on this journey.

I hope you have a pleasant time exploring

Magpie Stories

My Two Guiding Principles:

  1. To create a community of writers and readers
  2. To create good quality content including short fiction, writing challenges, tips, and updates on my first novel

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