I'm Sioux Roslawski and this is my blog about writing, dogs, grown-up children, menopause, the joy of a marvelous book, classroom teaching in general, and specifically, the teaching of writing. You can email me at sroslawski(at)yahoo(dot)com.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010
Check Out the Contest
Writers write. When writers "stretch" their muscles, they dabble in genres and styles that they are unfamiliar with, or contend with constraints that help them hone their skills.
Speaking of constraints, I could not restrain myself. I had to enter Becky's writing contest last night. She provides the photographic inspiration, you have to provide a 100-word story (or less than 100 words). It ends on the 18th, so if you have not written something, get busy.
In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I am going to offer a contest. I have narrowed it down to several photos. I have not decided if it will be---like Becky's---a story that limits the word count, or whether it will be something different altogether.
photo by Kuya D
If we don't develop some writerly habits, if we only "talk the talk" and don't walk the path of a writer, we'll never improve. We'll never get published. We'll be stuck in a rut forever.
Look for the contest to begin after Becky's ends. After all, I'm stealing her idea. I don't want to steal her thunder as well...