Saturday, 19 October 2013

Something new


Here's a competition for new (or unpublished) writers to win a writing course (via email or post) All you have to do is say why you'd like to win. 

This one is for writers using 'new' media. Interactivity is a key element of this apparently. The prizes are good; £1,000 for the overall winner, £250 people's choice award and for a qualifying entrant there's also the chance of a 3 month paid work placement.

Here are some new pigs (new as in young, they're an old breed) I have to look at cute animals as research for my new book.

What's new with you?

20 comments:

  1. Hello Patsy, thank you so much for including our free entry competition in your blog post today.

    I confirm our Short Story Writing Course is carried out through one-to-one correspondence either via email or post.

    Btw, that mummy pig looks so happy. What a lovely picture.

    Thanks again,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks for clarifying, Debbie. I've amended the post now.

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  2. Brilliant excuse to include a cute picture! I'm now having an 'I-really-should-give-up-bacon' moment.

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  3. I wonder how many will say they want to win the writing course because they are too broke to take it?

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  4. Lol, good one Alex! Thanks for the info, Patsy!

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  5. Lovely picture, Patsy!
    I will be back as soon as I find a free poetry or any other kind of literary contest. I had no time to look for them lately, but I will.
    Happy writing!

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  6. LitPig loves the photo of the gorgeous Tamworths. Hope you have lots of pigs in your new novel, Patsy, they are very intelligent animals. (Of course I have to say that with you know who sitting on my shoulder)

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    1. They are intelligent, Tracy and have good memories - much better than cows.

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    2. But cows smell better. I was disappointed that Tracy recognised them as Tamworths before me. I was going to do some piggy showing off. Bother.

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    3. Tracy had LitPig to help her, Frances.

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  7. What a gorgeous picture! I love pigs :-) One of our local farms was giving piglets away to good homes as pets... I was very tempted :-) x

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    1. They're nice creatures, Teresa but I'm not sure they'd be very good pets.

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  8. I was going to show off and say they were Tamworth pigs as well. Did you hear the story of the Tamworth 2? A pair of pigs escaped the slaughter house lorry and ran away into the woods. When they were eventually caught, after crossing motorways and busy roads, the public felt as if they deserved to live. Now they're famous as the Tamworth 2 and live happily ever after somewhere..... Beautifffffuuuul picture. so cute.

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    1. I've not heard of the Tamworth 2, Suzy. Great story.

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  9. Awwww mum piggy looks so happy and tired with her gorgeous babies!! Take care
    x

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    1. Just after I took this she'd obviously had enough, Kitty and rolled over (carefully) so they couldn't get more milk. The piglets seemed to glare at her and then they turned and wandered off with in 'am I bothered?' attitude.

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