Spring Writing Event …..24 hours remaning

Welcome to my world.

There are only 24 hours left if you want to submit an entry to the event i have three so far and will be publishing them in the order that they were recevied if interested in taking part let me know.

The theme for this one as it is the first one that I wanted to do and because of the time of year will be Spring.

If it is popular enough, then I will hold other events in the future.

This is open to anyone who wants to take part it can be any genre (horror, erotica, Sci-Fi, crime, thriller, etc. Anything you fancy)

The format can be:

Short stories (Max word count 7,500 words)

Poems

Flash fiction (Max word count 2,000 words)

If you want to take part send you entries to Scottish_legend@hotmail.com. Also, attach any images you wish to be added into the entries.

If you include…

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5 tips for beginning poets–guest blog post by Rachel VanCuren

Trish Hopkinson

I’m a beginner at many things.

For instance, I’m a beginner at traveling and cooking and although I’ve been trying to learn Spanish for over three years now, it seems like I’m a beginner at that, too. I’m also a beginner at writing poetry. I started writing poetry when I was in a class at my university. I was reading Sylvia Plath and Robert Frost when I found words of my own.

Since, poetry has been a sacred part of my life. I would write poems in classes, hoping my teachers wouldn’t notice. Class notebooks began to fill with poems and dreams of a writing life. Soon I began to submit my poems to different contests and journals. Rarely did I hear anything back, but there was a thrill in submitting my work.

Over time, I started learning many tips and tricks when submitting poetry. Here are my top five…

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Sunday Photo Fiction – March 19th 2017

Sunday Photo Fiction

Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in around 200 words. The photo doesn’t have to be centre stage, there have been times when I have had to read the story a few times to spot where the prompt is hidden. Please include a mention and / or link to whoever donated the photo.

Careful editing is the key to keeping the story within the constrains of the limit. 200 words may seem like a lot, but it disappears quickly. The challenge makes you look at replacing two words with one, and a little jiggery pokery. A few words over is sometimes necessary when there is no way of shrinking it without losing an integral part of the story. Using a program like Microsoft Word or Open…

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Color Your World – Blue Violet

Tourmaline .

cyw 2017 badge

The Color your World challenge will run January through April, for 120 days, with a new Crayola color topic posting each day. Join in daily, or post at your leisure.

Enter your photos, drawings, quotes, poems, stories, anything, as long as it is inspired by the color of the day.

Since this is a daily challenge, I will not have time to compile a link list daily for participant entries, however, (1) tag your post #cyw or #coloryourworld so others can follow along in the reader, (2) share your link in the comment section of each color post and (3) sign up on the home page. When you fill out the form on the home page, a link to your blog will be added at the bottom of that post – that way other participants can find all your challenge posts.

View all challenge prompt posts here.

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