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MONSTER MASH UP

To celebrate the bicentenary of Frankenstein, Alison Chisholm launches our competition for monster poems

It all started when rain stopped play. Mary Godwin and her lover (and later husband) Percy Bysshe Shelley were visiting the poet Lord Byron at the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The weather was appalling, so the company decided to amuse themselves by reading some German ghost stories in translation. This led to a challenge to see who could write the best ghost story… and eventually Mary came up with the tale that would be guaranteed to freeze the marrow of generations of readers.

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In the first issue of Writing Magazine for the New Year, we look at what's hot for 2018 as publishing insiders share their predictions for the year ahead. You can get your writing year off to a great new start with advice for all writers - whether you write crime, romance, fantasy, poetry, historical fiction or for children, we've got something in this issue to help and inspire you. • Our star interview is the queen of dynasty sagas, the great Barbara Taylor Bradford. • Keep up to date with the latest opportunities to sell your work and see it in print, and win £58,142 in writing prizes.

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