Friday, 17 January 2014

By the Seaside

Thanks to Suzy for telling me about this competition and reminding me about this one. I'm having a go at both of them.

The first is quite unusual as you're only required to write a section of the story at each stage, then for the next you'll continue with whatever was written by the previous winner. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out. There's a £25 Amazon voucher on offer for each stage and four chances to win.



The second competition is for a romantic story set by the seaside. As the view from my mobile office is often of the sea, and I'm still a newlywed* I shouldn't have any trouble coming up with an entry. The prize is a weekend break with £50 spending money.







*My theory is you're a newlywed for the length of time you were together before getting married. That gives us more than ten years still to go.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. You'll soon be entering photographic competitions too.

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    1. Oooh, another way of procrastinating! Hmmm, maybe I'd better not.

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  2. Thanks for the links, Patsy. As you know I shall be trying the one Suzy told us about - it sounds like fun - and will have a go at the romantic story. I'm not a newly-wed but have a very long memory back to when I was!! Love the sea-side pictures too. Just right to set the scene for our stories of romance.

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  3. Beautiful photos, I especially love the first one. Good luck with the contests!

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  4. Those continued stories are always amazing. it's interesting to see what direction they go.

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  5. Beatiful photographs!

    And I love your definition of a newlywed. Keep that honeymoon rolling! :)

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  6. Lovely photos - I do like a bit of shoreline! Something so peaceful about it x

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  7. Love the atmospheric photos. I have the Cremona one listed but think I'll give the other a miss!

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    1. The other is a bit unusual, but I like unusual, Rosemary.

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  8. I am a newly wed too then! I have written many seaside romances but they are in the mags so I can't use them. Sounds a great prize though.

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    1. You'd better get and write another then, Wendy.

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  9. I like your definition of newlyweds, great way to think of it. Good luck with those comps, Patsy.

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  10. Great pics! I like your definition of newlyweds. lol (Is your blog more purple than it used to be or is it my imagination?) Good luck with the competitions! :)

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    1. Would I sneak in more purple? Oh that's right - I would.

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  11. That first competition sounds like fun Patsy, I might throw my hat in the ring...
    As always thank you for sharing with us all.

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  12. The seaside and romance go hand in hand! I like your equation for being a newly wed too.

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  13. I really hope you follow through on this. Newlyweds, beautiful setting.......go for it!

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  14. Thanks for the mention Patsy, and I'm having a go at those as well. I have just written a dog story, so having a go at that one as well. On your other post. What a view from the mobile office! I face a wall, otherwise I'd daydream my day away watching the birds and clouds drifting across the sky......

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    1. That is the only disadvantage, Suzy. It's very tempting to just look out - or even go out for a walk ...

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