What I loved about it was it got me writing. It got me revising, carving away the words until I got it under 100. So, I thought I would keep the momentum going with a contest that will take us to the end of the month.
It's a tad bit different than Becky's. Here are the guidelines:
- 200 word limit (which does not include the title)
- use the photo below as inspiration
- must include a bit of poetry--a couplet, a sonnet (that would eat up the word count, but doesn't it sound like fun?), a limerick, a bit of free verse, a song lyric...whatever poetry means to you
- can be any genre--fiction, newspaper "story," journal entry, etc.
- The contest opens as soon as this is posted, and ends on October 1 at midnight.
- My writing/teaching partner will be the main judge (she will get two "votes" to my one), since she won't know any of the entrants.
- Please email pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org
|photo by Rhodentette|
Here are the list of prizes. (I will take pictures and post them when I find where I put my USB cord--or whatever it's called.)
- a writing journal
- a book called Writers, a 218-page coffee-table style book complete with lovely black and white photographs of many famous writers, along with their musings on writing
- a hand-knit scarf (the decorative kind, the type you wear with a sweater) in olive green, turquoise, and purple---knit by a persnickety menopausal Missouri artist
- a button--bright yellow---with the word "Writer" emblazoned in black across it
- a small (12" or a little more, square) hand-quilted autumn wall hanging
- a box of staples and a few dry-erase markers (a humorous prize offering, for a teaching acquaintance of mine)
- some sort of chocolate/edible treat
Let the writing begin...