I hate banging on and blowing my own trumpet. It's something that doesn't come naturally or easily to me. But I have to do it this time, I want to.
Today, Wednesday June 21 2017 was the UK's first National Writing Day and I have news to share. It's news that's been under embargo and I've been busting to share for weeks.
Tonight I'm in Nottingham at the beautiful Bromley House Library to read a story and collect an award. I've come 2nd place in the Writing East Midlands Aurora Writing Prize.
They received over 400 entries to this competition, so I feel honoured and bursting with pride at winning this amazing prize. The judges were acclaimed authors Penelope Shuttle and Jacob Ross.
My story - All the Young Dudes is a dark schoolgirl tale from the 1970s. I wrote it after my musical hero David Bowie died last year. All of the empty emotion I felt at that time poured into my work. All of the winning stories will be going live on the Writing East Midlands website in an e-anthology soon.
And secondly, I've also won the True Stories writing competition organised by The Word at South Shields.
|Telly writer and competition judge Michael Chaplin|
I am 52 years old and have been writing for as long as I can remember. Finally I've become an overnight success... and I couldn't be happier.
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