New 500-Word Challenge, Best Word Blog and more…

The ‘hero’ challenge has now closed and our guest judge is hard at work reading the entries. Good luck and gushy thanks to all who entered – we really appreciate your support in this establishment stage of the competition.

Didn’t enter the ‘hero’ round? The bad news is that you’ve missed out on the excellent On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. The good news is that you have another chance at Waxings glory and a great book about writing.  

This month’s challenge is now open and the new theme is ‘water’ – so many possibilities!

Write up to 500 words around the theme and send them to by midnight, 4 June 2011 (AWST, GMT+8) for a chance to win Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury.

Please, please, please help build up this comp by spreading the word – and a link to the Waxings 500-word challenge – to all your writing friends.

Recent Waxings

Welcome to new Waxers, Dawn Brink and J Gavin Allan.

Dawn has submitted three poems – Stars, Future and Grey – and Jaye has submitted the first chapter of her completed novel, A Very Sweet Boy.  Both are looking forward to your feedback.

While you’re at it, take a minute to browse through other stories and poems you haven’t read yet and leave some constructive comments.

To those who have already submitted, a reminder that there’s no limit to contributions. Please keep sending in your work – we love reading your words.

Best Australian Blogs

Congratulations to ‘Bothersome Words Editing and Writing Services’,  winner of the ‘words/writing’ category of the Sydney Writers Centre’s Best Australian Blogs Competition 2011. It’s a great site full of clear and useful advice about writing and deserves the win.

Other blogs worth visiting are the category finalists and honourable mentions:

A respectful tip of the hat to each of the above and a recommendation that you have a leisurely browse through these sites. Happy reading!

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2 Responses to New 500-Word Challenge, Best Word Blog and more…

  1. jgavinallan says:

    I am excited. I will get on it immediately. It really is a challenge. My friend in writing told me when I called her about this challenge. “It takes you 500 words to have two characters say hello.”

    Ok–we’ll see about that!

    Thanks for opportunity


  2. Oh – thank you so much for mentioning my blog!

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