As a new chapter starts (see what we did there?) on the Birmingham Literature Festival, we caught up with Heart FM Breakfast presenter, Rachel New, as she prepares to embark on yet another ridiculous writing challenge. If last year’s 30,000 word writing challenge wasn’t enough, this year Rachel is writing 100 short stories in just 10 days. Click the play buttonĀ above to see what she has to say about the challenge.

The Birmingham Literature Festival Writer in Residence can be found in the book rotunda in the Library of Birmingham between 2nd – 11th October. If you have story ideas, you can tweet Rachel at @rachel_new or post it on the One Page Wonders Facebook Page.

We’ll be bringing you our top picks of this year’s festival soon so make sure you check back.

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