Books by Glenda Young

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Wanted: Writing mentor, apply within

When I decided to start writing fiction last year I had no idea I'd do so well. That's not me being modest; I've always known I had it in me to be good but I never dreamed I could - and would - have my fiction published.

During 2016 I've had a succssion of short stories published in two different women's magzines and was commissioned to write a weekly soap opera for one of the magazines too.

I've been entering short story competitions and although I haven't won anything (yet?) I have had two stories longlisted and one was highly commended.

A flash fiction story of mine was read out at the launch of a Sunderland cultural programme - find out more about that here.

All in all, not bad. I know I'm still in the early stages of a fiction writing career and I know I've got a lot to learn.

And that could be where you come in. If you'd like to, that is.

I'm looking for a fiction-writing mentor, someone who will take my work and show me how to make it better. Someone who will show me how to write a competition-winning short story, show me how to get published in an anthology, find an agent, help me start my novel.

Interested applicants, please apply within to glenda.young@btinternet.com

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Corrie weekly update - putrid Cupid

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.


This week in Corrie, could Jenny flaming Bradley become a Connor queen?

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Two stories in Take a Break's Fiction Feast

Happy to report that I have two short stories in the current edition of Take a Break magazine's Fiction Feast which is in the shops today. 

The two stories are very different, one is fun...

And the other is much darker. I was surprised the magazine took, it if I'm honest, as I was a little concerned it was outside of their usual remit. I'm very pleased, for many reasons, that this short story, covering domestic abuse has been accepted and is available for all to read.



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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Story starters for the New Year

I've a short story in this week's The People's Friend magazine. It's called Meet The Neighbours and is about a new man in town, two comedy sisters and a load of old pies.  I'm well chuffed as it's made the front cover of the magazine too so it's really cheered me up today and is a great start to my writing New Year.

In addition, my weekly soap opera Riverside continues this week inside the magazine with Ruby's hen party. But as Ruby and her friends sit down to celebrate, new girl on the block Jenny has a secret to hide...


If you're at all intersted in writing for women's magazines, a good place to start gathering information is Patsy Collins' blog Womagwriter. 

Also, I can't recommend highly enough Della Galton's book "How to write and sell short stories".

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I'm on twitter @flaming_nora

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Coronation Street weekly updates 2016 - now available for Kindle


Unofficial Coronation Street weekly updates from 1995

All the wit and warmth of Weatherfield, none of the waffle

If you're a fan of the Coronation Street weekly updates - which have been going strong since 1995 - then you'll be happy to hear that all of my 2016 Corrie weekly updates are now available for Kindle.

2016 Corrie weekly updates for Kindle. Available here.  Or if you're in Canada, here.



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