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Helpline

Your writing problems solved with advice from Diana Cambridge

Email your queries to Diana (please include home-town details) at: diana@dianacambridge.co.uk or send them to: Helpline, Writing Magazine, Warners Group Publications plc, 5th Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD. She will answer as many letters as she can on the page, but regrets that she cannot enter into individual correspondence. Publication of answers may take several months. Helpline cannot personally answer queries such as where to offer work, or comment on manuscripts, which you are asked not to send.

Q I am someone with too many ideas! Often I will start a poem, a short story, a non-fiction article and then think of a new idea the next day. I’ll have several projects open on my computer and never finish one. When it gets to the deadline of a competition, I’ll only have the start of a story and then never time to finish it. This inability to complete is a real problem. I did have a personal tutor for a few months, but even with her help I still could not finish anything. However she was very encouraging about what I did write. Can you help?

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