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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
- Call My Agent
- Creative Penn
- Graham Storrs
- Musings of Literary Dilettante
- Pitch Fever
- Book to the Future
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!
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
Oh – thank you so much for mentioning my blog!