december, 2020

21decAll DayWild Words Winter Writing CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £7 Max word count: 1,000 Top Prize: Publication and a 1-1 mentoring session

Wild Words Winter Writing Competition

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The word on the grapevine is that ‘the market’ is currently looking for positive, uplifting manuscripts – no doubt to offset the challenges of our time. So, write, (or perform and send us the film), a maximum of 1000 words, in fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry, inspired by one of the following quotes…

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

– W.B. Yeats

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

– William Morris

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”

– Alice Walker

Don’t forget, however, that the best writing utilises contrasting emotions. If we want to heighten positive emotions, we need to juxtapose them with negative ones. So, bear in mind the words of Emily Dickinson ‘A wounded deer leaps the highest’, as well as those of Ernest Hemingway, ‘Write hard and clear about what hurts’.

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