Tag Archives: writing


Great Escape and Hellbound Media at Cardiff Comic Expo

Posted by Chrissey - 1st March 2013

This weekend we’ll be appearing at Cardiff Comic Expo for the second year running. This year we will, once again, be exhibiting alongside Hellbound Media comics, creators of Mandy and the Monster, Kiss Me Deadly and Faith Healers. They’ll be … Continue reading


“ESCAPE” Microfiction vs Poetry Competition

Posted by Chrissey - 19th September 2012

Listen up, writers, we have a competition running! Are you team Micro Fiction or team Poetry? Join in the battle of the short form literature by entering your work into our competition. The team with the most entries will be … Continue reading


An Interview with Creator of Stories Space, Lisa

Posted by Chrissey - 4th September 2012

This week we have the pleasure of introducing Lisa from Stories Space. Her site is one of the fastest growing fiction sharing sites on the net and she’s here to tell us why we should stop by and take a … Continue reading


An Interview with Author Steve McHugh & Book Giveaway

Posted by Chrissey - 4th May 2012

This week The Great Escape welcomes, Steve McHugh, author of Crimes Against Magic, his debut urban fantasy novel. Set in modern day London but with a host of historical and fantasy characters, the story creates a world in which the … Continue reading


Chrissey’s Writing Tips #5

Posted by Chrissey - 9th April 2012

AS REAL AS CAN BE – Character Profiling and Development If asked what makes a good story, a lot of people would answer, good characters. We like to read about people we can empathise with or despise. A good character … Continue reading


Micro-fiction

Posted by Chrissey - 12th March 2012

I hope you all enjoyed the Ink Babe’s interview! One of the fiction formats they are including in their anthology is micro-fiction; short prose pieces with a story structure. For those who haven’t come across micro-fiction before, here’s a bit … Continue reading


An Interview With The Ink Babes

Posted by Chrissey - 9th March 2012

The world of publishing is experiencing change. New electronic media, lowering print costs, and print on demand services are bringing a new sense of freedom to a market previously dominated by publishing companies. I had the pleasure of interviewing three … Continue reading


Valentine’s Writing Competition

Posted by Chrissey - 5th January 2012

It’s time for another writing competition. This time we’re looking for romance. Send us a short, romantic story (1,500 words) including a spilled drink and a case of mistaken identity for your chance to win £10 Amazon vouchers or cash … Continue reading


Chrissey’s writing tips #4

Posted by Chrissey - 28th November 2011

BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END – Standard plotting I’ve not done a post yet about standard plotting because it is something you can read about in many places. I’ve always found it easier to understand something if I know why I’m … Continue reading


Chrissey’s Writing Tips #3

Posted by Chrissey - 26th October 2011

Every writer wants people to read their story. My next few articles deal with the how to engage readers and keep them reading. This month I’m starting at the beginning.   GOING FISHING – hooking readers with the opening of … Continue reading


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