Author Archives: B Lee Draper

About B Lee Draper

Teacher, uni student, aspiring writer.

Moving to a New Site & Blog

Although WordPress has been good to me as a start-up & introduction to blogging & websites, I’m jumping ship to Wix. I’ve imported a few of my past blog posts to my new site, just to establish a bit about … Continue reading

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First Ever Story Sale

My short story, ‘Studying Shakespeare’, has been bought and published by Silver Pen/Youth Imagination Magazine. http://www.youthimagination.org/index.php/publish/current-issue/issue-10-feb-2014/item/77-studying-shakespeare-by-b-lee-draper I’m pretty excited about this as it’s the first story I’ve been paid for. Plus it gets its own accompanying picture on the site. … Continue reading

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Like Bees to Honey

The theme of my life lately has been ‘BEES’. It all started when somebody on Scribophile posted a link to a writing comp. Essentially on the Unfettered site there are ten beautiful images from featured artist, Terry Whidborne, and you … Continue reading

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The Classics Club – Challenge for 2014

Recently, a friend of mine joined The Classics Club, and it piqued my interest. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the classics – memories of being forced to wade through dry, boring texts at school war with memories of … Continue reading

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2013 vs 2014

It has certainly been a busy year. It was only around June this year that I got ‘serious’ about writing again. I’ve tinkered around with it on and off, just for myself, since I was a kid, but never dreamed … Continue reading

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Annual Holiday Flash Fiction Contest

  Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday Writing Contest is in its third year, though this is my first year of participating. The 3rd Annual Holiday Contest!!! The Contest:  Write a children’s story about a Holiday Mishap, mix-up, miscommunication, mistake, or potential disaster (a la Grandma … Continue reading

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10 things I learned from failing NaNoWriMo

I signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time this year – and managed to fail completely at completing the challenge. However, I’m still happy with what I achieved, though it isn’t anywhere near enough to … Continue reading

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