Thursday, July 29, 2010
Summer Writing, Prompts, & a Contest
My tutoring schedule is lighter in the summer, so I like to work on additional writing projects. In theory anyway. So far I've done little more than keep my head above water trying to catch up on things postponed through the spring. I'm encouraged, though, by the fact that time still remains to get some extra projects done. Many writing days are waiting in August...:)
What kind of writing are you doing this summer? Does your writing change with the seasons? Does a change of weather inspire you?
Writer's Digest Contest
It's time for the annual Writer's Digest Short Story Competition! They're looking for fiction that's 'bold, brilliant...but brief" with a word count of 1500 or less. First place prize is $3000, second place is $1500, and third place is $500. There are even prizes for fourth through twenty-fifth place. Deadline is December 1, 2010. To enter, click here. Don't forget to let us know if you win!
Several of you have blessed me with awards in the past few months. Forgive me for not posting about them sooner, it is not that I am not grateful, just really busy! I hope to post them soon. Thanks for your kindness and patience.
If you need a bit of inspiration, The Journal has interesting writing prompts to suit most any taste. Exercises include journaling, free writing, prose, poetry, memoir, and opinion prompts. If you're feeling brave, share one with us!
Don't forget to share about your summer or other writing projects. We're all ears. :)
Blessings for your weekend,