Competitions

Due 31 March: 100 word sad story

Try to break our hearts in under 100 words.”

It’s time to turn on the water works and write a real tear-jerker. It can be fact or fiction, written from the perspective of anyone or thing you choose. Your goal is to make the reader cry…or at least feel very, very sad.

Submit your story to scribblesprague@gmail.com

Deadline: Midnight 31 March 2016

Stories will be reviewed by at least 5 individuals who are not competing. Each judge will be asked to pick their favourite and give some feedback.

The person with the most votes will win a small prize (on top of the great prize of glorious confidence in their work, having another complete piece of writing to show off and praise…lots of praise!)

 

 

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Competitions

Due 30 April: An April Fools Joke…gone wrong

Write a short story about an April Fool’s joke that didn’t quite go according to plan and ended badly.

Submit your story to scribblesprague@gmail.com

Deadline: Midnight 30 April 2016

Stories will be reviewed by at least 5 individuals who are not competing. Each judge will be asked to pick their favourite and give some feedback.

The person with the most votes will win a small prize (on top of the great prize of glorious confidence in their work, having another complete piece of writing to show off and praise…lots of praise!)

Competitions

Competition rules

  1. All Scribblers & Gigglers may enter the competition (regardless of whether you have attended a meeting or not).
  2. Each member may only submit one piece of work per competition.
  3. The written work should comply with the given requirements.
  4. The work will be judged anonymously and voluntarily by at least five people.
  5. All work should be submitted on the due date (at the latest) via email: scribblesprague@gmail.com
Meetings

Meetings

Each meeting will allow members to:

  • write (based on creative writing prompts provided)
  • share their work with other writers
  • meet other people who love words
  • and above all else…HAVE FUN!
  • Note: This is a critique and excuse free environment!

Place: TBA

Booking: Note that a maximum of 6 people can attend a meeting so it is important to confirm your desire to attend as soon as possible. Confirm your attendance by emailing scribblesprague@gmail.com or confirm on our Facebook group

If more than 6 people wish to attend a meeting then a second meeting will be arranged in the same month.

The date, time, venue, frequency of meetings and amount of people may change in the future according to agreement.

 

 

Writing resources

31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing

“No matter how much you love writing, there will always be days when you need inspiration from one muse or another.

In fact, I would argue that inspiration is not just a desirable thing, it’s an integral part of the writing process.

Every writer needs to find inspiration in order to produce inspired writing. And sometimes, it can come from the unlikeliest sources.

I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite ways of finding inspiration — some of them obvious, some of them less so. But it’s always good to have reminders, and if you haven’t used a few of these sources of inspiration in awhile (or ever), give them a go.”

Click the link below to see the full article:

www.writetodone.com

 

Writing resources

20 Inspirational Apps and Online Resources For Writers

“Inspiration is vital for writers and, thankfully, these days you can find it in abundance, especially following a little help from technology. A huge variety of mobile apps exist simply to support the busy wordsmith, with all manner of tools available for assistance with writing, editing, drafting, plotting, note-taking, and researching. This is matched by the vast expanse of information available on the internet, some of which has been created to assist writers through detailed online resources. It’s a very privileged position compared to the quills, pencils, and constant library visits of yesteryear, so to celebrate here are 20 of the very best inspirational sources to help you craft the perfect piece of writing.”

Click the link below to see the full article:

www.lifehack.org