Every January and August, there are special opportunities for writers, developing or experienced. Follow me on Twitter (@AmySparkes) and check out #SummerWritingCheer and #WinterWritingCheer.

Previous opportunities have included charity critiques, raising thousands of pounds donated to charities like Alzheimer’s Research, UK Prevent Breast Cancer, Cure Parkinson’s and Bowel Cancer UK.

There have also been opportunities to practice pitching skills, new mentoring schemes announced, and the launch of a new book prize.

Keep your eyes open for some exciting opportunities! Spreading a little cheer in the world of writing and raising crucial funds for charities as we go.

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Summer Writing Cheer

Monday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August.

Follow me on Twitter @AmySparkes so you don’t miss out! #SummerWritingCheer