Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Friday, 15 January 2021
Many of us will have temporarily lost our motivation to write over the past year.
Writers Online have published a helpful article to help with beating the urge to procrastinate.
Crime writer Caro Ramsey shares her top tips and tactics to keep motivated and on-track with your writing regime.
Follow the link below to read the article and to explore the Writers Online website for more helpful advice and information.
Thursday, 14 January 2021
This week's Micro Monday prompt is "Plan B". Stories should be no more than 200 words long and posted in our WhatsApp page by Monday 18th January. Just a little story to help get you writing again. I know the current situation is getting no better so perhaps using just a little time to get your creative juices flowing will be a welcome diversion.
There are a huge array of competitions open for entry throughout 2021.
We always try to feature some on the blog, to give a range of styles, lengths of word-count and themes. There are too many to promote them all individually, however, so I am providing a link to a whole spreadsheet of opportunities- provided by Betas and Bludgers- a virtual writing group. Follow the link below to see the spreadsheet and explore the competitions that might be of interest to you:
For those interested in finding out more about Betas and Bludgers- they have a presence on twitter with the handle @BBludgers
Happy spreadsheet scrolling!
An exciting opportunity for Scribblers here, as the University of Essex, in partnership with Short Fiction- a visual, literary journal, are reopening their internationally renowned short story competition.
There are two different options for entries- an open-themed prize, with no restrictions on genre, style, theme or subject (entries should be in prose fiction rather than poetry or memoir). The other option is to submit an entry to the Wild Writing Prize- where your prose fiction should focus on themes of nature, environment and/ or climate crisis.
Maximum length of the piece for submission is 5,000 words (there is no minimum length).
Follow the link below to find out more about these competitions, including entry fee and guidelines. There are some free entry places for writers on a low income- which are provided on a first-come-first-served basis, so do be quick if you want to apply for this option.
Deadline for entries is the 31st March 2021.
Good luck and Happy Scribbling!