Story Topic: Gingerbread

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018

Posted 28 November 2018

Our amazing Advice Team answer over 9,000 calls on the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline every year, offering expert guidance on the first steps following separation to topics including housing, finances and family law. But we know...Gingerbread has been empowering single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives for over 100 years. Since 1918, we’ve been at the forefront of shaping policy and services that support single parents, championing...

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50 shades of guilt

Posted 8 October 2018

After separating from her partner ten years ago, Vicki used Gingerbread’s advice and guidance to move forward with her son. Here, she discusses the emotional aspects of her journey as a single parent. Someone once said...

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Vicki's Single Parent Story

Why I support Gingerbread by Robert Peston

Posted 25 February 2018

Robert Peston is voicing our BBC Radio 4 appeal. Here’s why he is supporting Gingerbread: https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Robert-Peston-Gingerbread-appeal.mp3 Transcript: Hello I’m Robert Peston. Now, I became a single parent a few years ago when my wife died of cancer. My...

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How to write the perfect synopsis by Tilly Bagshawe

Posted 2 November 2017

In my experience as a writer, a synopsis has two purposes. Its first, official purpose is to summarize the plot of the novel you are about to write. Its second, far more important purpose is...My third rule for a good synopsis (and not every writer shares this one) is: Character first.  Don’t start with a plot. Start with a really compelling, interesting, unusual character and then imagine what that...The competition has now closed. We are unable to accept any further submissions. Thank you for taking part.

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