Titles, beginnings and endings: some things to consider when entering Write Out Loud's Beyond the Storm competition

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Still mulling over the poem or poems that you plan to enter for Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition, in aid of NHS staff? Have you kept in mind the importance of titles, first lines, and endings? These and other key points are included in a short guide that we have put together – based on the words of experts Patience Agbabi and John Foggin – in an article below. And if you're still searching for inspiration t...

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Here are a few tips to consider before entering Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition:

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