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Read more! Bonus content, Writing Magazine October 17

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Before you get your claws into the competition schedule for the next nine months with October's Writing Magazine, make sure you get the most of the magazine itself!

We're thrilled to have Booker-winning author of The Commitments, Roddy Doyle, in our star interview. Click here to read the first chapter of his new novel Smile or listen to an audiobook extract of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha here.

Brush up on Charles Dickens' Hunted Down before our analysis in short story masterclass by reading the story online, or downloading the ebook, from Project Gutenberg.

Listen to the iconic opening of Jack Kerouac's On The Road courtesy of Audible and MG Leonard's Branford Boase Award-winning Beetle Boy.

Read James McCreet's suggested rewrite of a reader's thriller opening in Under the Microscope Extra.

Read the winning stories, and the judges' comments, from this month's short story competitions, in our Competition Showcase.

And if you haven't yet, get the October issue of Writing Magazine here!

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