Writing Update and My September Goals

Nicole J Simms/ September 5, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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It’s September! Oh no, there are only four months left of 2020. How did that happen? Okay, shock over — well, not really, I just need to move on to the post topic.

So, as it’s a new month, and near the end of the third quarter of 2020, I thought now would be the right time to give you a little writing update and share what my plans are for September.

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Why Should I Wear a Mask?

Nicole J Simms/ August 29, 2020/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘Why Should I Wear a Mask?’ is a 100-word short story. John refuses to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, but his decision is something he may live to regret.

The story was written for the Friday Flash Fiction’s Edinburgh Festival Competition. I didn’t win the competition, but my story was published on the website — all accepted entries are posted on the website. And it got a good comment, so I’m happy about that.

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Reedsy’s Live — Query Letter Critique Overview

Nicole J Simms/ August 23, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On Wednesday 29th July 2020, I watched Reedsy’s Live Query Letter Critique, which was broadcasted on Reedy’s YouTube channel.

Jon Darga was offering critiques of query letters submitted by viewers. Jon is a literary agent and a freelance editor. And, he once worked as an editor at Random House.

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Writers’ HQ Writing Course — Making People

Nicole J Simms/ August 15, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On 6th July 2020, I started the Making People free writing course, which is offered by Writers’ HQ. This was my first Writers’ HQ course, and I was keen to see what the course had to offer. Making People is a creating character’s course. But instead of being called ‘Making Characters’ it’s called ‘Making People’ because this course aims to

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