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Ready to Compete?

Ready to Compete?

The folks over at Aerogramme recently posted an article on 23 writing competitions to enter before the end of the year. If you’re interested, pop over to see the entire list. Competitions include creative non-fiction fiction short story flash fiction poetry travel writing microfiction See all the competitions. Call me crazy, but I’m going for the big poetry prize: Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition Ireland’s Munster Literature Centre is inviting entries from emerging and established poets from all over the…

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Finish the news article #challenge89

Finish the news article #challenge89

  You just read a news article about a woman you happen to know. The article begins: “That was the last time I saw her.”  Finish the article, writing as much or as little as you’d like. Leave your article here in the comment box, on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #challenge89. (And jimeny! I may miss it if you’ve posted it on a blog or on FB where I can’t find it. If that’s so,…

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Sometimes a Picture is Worth 10K Words – #challenge 88

Sometimes a Picture is Worth 10K Words – #challenge 88

I am just in love with pictures as I am with words. For this challenge, use any picture you choose and write a ONE WORD story. On Twitter or Instagram use the hashtag #challenge88. I’ll post them here. Please upload your photo to Twitter or Instagram of Facebook so we can all enjoy your story. (I’m @nhendricksonauthor on Instagram, nhendrickson1 on Twitter)

A Great First Line Needs a Great Second Line – #challenge87

A Great First Line Needs a Great Second Line – #challenge87

We all know great first lines like these: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. (A Tale of Two Cities) Call me Ishmael. (Moby Dick) Whether I shall…

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