Write & Win Humour Writing Competition

write and win humour writing competition 1Write & Win wants to hear your awkward, embarrassing, and cringe-worthy moments. All stories must be true, real-life experiences, told in up to 2000 words per story. Authors may send a maximum of three entries. .

Deadline: March 20, 2016

Entry fee: FREE

Payment: 1st Place: £150; 2nd Place: £60; 3rd Place: £40; Writers whose stories are published will receive a free print copy of the book.

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Do You Hear What I Hear? – Music & Writing

music for writers music-581732_960_720I believe the majority of writers are creatures of habit. Many of us have a writing routine. Maybe we sit in the same corner in our favorite Starbucks, or sit staring at the person who is already there until they get uncomfortable and leave. Not that I have ever done that. Or, perhaps there is a particular ratty old sweater or broken-in pair of slippers you have to wear before the word count can begin.

For most writers, one of the key elements is sound — or the lack thereof. A large percentage of writers insists on total silence in order to create. If you are one of those writers and have a significant other, or kids, or pets, I imagine that is a huge challenge. I have an image in my head of a writer, steaming cup of hot something beside them, settling into the silence to write. Her fingers hover over the keys, a sentence of unparalleled brilliance comes into her head… and the lovely quiet is shattered by a ringing doorbell. Or a truck’s air brakes outside. Or a million other distractions. Continue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear? – Music & Writing”

Print Book Paper Airplanes

paper airplane book papers-85786_640Print books are versatile and fun. When you’re done reading them, there are so many options: you can trade them, share them, burn them, or even make paper airplanes out of them. Let’s celebrate print books today with some great reads at bargain prices. That’s right, it’s time for the Indies Unlimited Print Book Party.

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Og’s Idea

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Og hunts alone now. The others think Og is bad luck, so they send him away.

This makes things very difficult for Og. There are no helpers. No one to watch for spearmouths when Og sleeps. No one to help chase game.

Mostly, Og eats nuts and berries, but the season is almost over and the cold time will be here.Og does not know what to do.

He sits down by the water. There is a bush there with little leafcrawlers on the vines. Og tries a leafcrawler. Yuck! Og throws it in the water. As soon as bug hits the water, a fish jumps up and takes it.

Fish would be good to eat, but going in water is dangerous. Og gets an idea…

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