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Your 50 words could win you an essential of the writer’s craft – a bone china mug bearing the legend “GO away I’m writing”.

In the words of the accompanying ad, “This mug works across all genres, including non-fiction, and is virtually guaranteed to improve productivity.”

It’s the prize for adults in the Scottish Book Trust’s current 50-word fiction competition. Your 50 words should be set in the future and should relate to the striking photo shown below and on their website at http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/the-50-word-fiction-competition .

There’s a children’s prize too – their winner receives a selection of fantastic books.

If you wish, your entry can be in Scots or Gaelic. Perhaps that’s why they’ve chosen Burns Night as the closing date.

To read about the mug, if you want to buy it rather than win it with your writing skills, go to http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/go-away-im-writing-bone-china-mug-1589-p.asp . It can be yours for £9-95 plus P&P.

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