Writing was going quite well at the start of this week but yesterday and today, life kind of took over – you know how it does and I haven’t written a word. But, as the quote says ‘Tomorrow is another page’ – I shall try again in the morning.
Here are a couple of free competitions that you might like to tackle:
Free Writers Bureau Writing Competition (c/d 31st Jan)
The Writers Bureau are continuing their free monthly writing competitions and here’s the first one for 2013. If you’d like to win one of their ‘Novel and Short Story Writing’ courses then you just need to come up with the first paragraph for a novel called ‘2013 – The Year the World Burned!’
Maximum word count is 300 words and you need to email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st January.
But have a read of the rules and regs (and some tips on what to avoid), here before you write your entry. And good luck!
Arvon Brochure Competition (c/d 29th March)
Arvon courses as I’ve said before, are highly regarded and this prize is worth over £600, so it’s well worth winning!
All you need to do is write a poem (maximum 14 lines) or a piece of flash fiction (maximum 100 words) with a title that is a made-up word. There are more details on the web page and a full set of rules.