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  • YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE

    Young Author Challenge Runner up, Junior Category Hettie Cronin, 5, Dubai (Originally from Oxfordshire) A Summer Adventure Once upon a time there was a kitten who had such a great life. One day summer came. Then when it was summer she saw a big basket. She fell asleep. When...
  • FOUR SHIRES YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE

    FOUR SHIRES YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE Senior runner up, Pearl Cumming, 11 from Cropredy A Summer Adventure Patterns swirled. Shapes dived, back flipping though a warm July haze. Summer had come. The sun had fnally overcome the imprisonment of the dirty grey clouds. The trees welcomed it back with the...
  • YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE

    As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we ran a new competition this year. Our Young Author challenge asked writers from the age of 5 – 14 to submit a story of no more then 500 words with the title of a ‘Summer Adventure’. We had a fantastic amount...
  • YOUNG AUTHOR JUNIOR CATEGORY WINNER

    As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we ran a new competition this year. Our Young Author challenge asked writers from the age of 5 – 14 to submit a story of no more then 500 words with the title of a ‘Summer Adventure’. We had a fantastic amount...
  • Writers Block

    Once asked about the most frightening thing he had ever encountered, novelist Ernest Hemingway replied, “A blank sheet of paper.” Here are some great tips to help your child when writers block hits Start Small: When you bake a cake, it doesn’t pop out of the oven ready to serve....
  • Story writing tips

    These four simple questions will help you focus in on the type of story you would like to tell. Who is your Story about? What is your story about? Where is your story based (what place, time is your story set)? Why are you writing this story? Thinking about...
  • Why the Young Author Challenge

    Well the answer to this is simple. We have had the privilege of working in the publishing industry and with the written word for 20 fantastic years and want to give something back. We want to inspire the writers of the future. Although alot of publishing has now moved...
  • DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL?

    We at the Four Shires Magazine absolutely love the written word and want the next generation to as well. With this is mind and as part of Four Shires Magazine’s 20th Anniversary celebrations this year, we are launching a new competition. The ‘Four Shires Young Author Challenge’ is asking...