Sunday, 26 January 2014

Shhhh writer(s) at work.

For this competition you're asked to write a poem about silence, stillness, meditation or solitude. There's a $175 prize which you don't need to share with anyone.

If going it alone isn't you thing, here's a poetry competion for work written by two or more people. Presumably if you can write together, you'll find a way to share the $150 should you win it.

Have you ever tried writing with someone else? How did it go?

This competition seems confusing. Is it just me?

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information although I'm with you on the Mills and Boon one; confused.

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  2. Lovely picture Patsy...where was this taken?

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    1. In Nauplia, Greece. Lovely place, well worth a visit.

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  3. I find it hard enough writing with myself!

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    1. You don't argue over ploy lines do you, Wendy?

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  4. If you can find the right partner, writing as a duo is very exhilarating. Ideas bounce back and forth at breakneck speed and you really do come up with an energetic final draft that is a genuine joint effort. However, this was a film script we were working on. I could see writing with a partner working for prose, but poetry... I've always thought of that as more of a solo endeavour.

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    1. I can see that for the right couple it could work well, Mike. I don't think I'm either of those teo people.

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  5. No, never, Patsy.
    I wouldn't even like to try writing with another person. I love the freedom of writing by myself.
    The photo on this post is wonderful. It sets the mind free to fly.
    I'll be back with a free poetry contest but you may be familiar with it already.

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    1. Maybe we're a couple og control freaks, Julia.

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  6. Patsy, here is a poetry contest. No fee.
    http://winningwriters.com/our-contests/wergle-flomp-humor-poetry-contest-free

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    1. Thank you. I've seen this one in previous years, but had missed to latest call for entries. Thanks for reminding me.

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  7. HA! Mathair and I have published three books and have written more than five books and a poetry collection partnering up. Though it has its downfalls (mainly the size of the writing room and being stuck in it with her for sometimes more than ten hours), I can't imagine writing without her now. We do pursue solo projects, but inevitably come right back to each other. So, pretty much everything we do is together. It helps that we have a great friendship and relationship as mother and daughter first and foremost, but we have been known to have some screaming matches that have shattered a few windows. LOL.

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    1. Your partnership clearly works. Maybe it helps that you know each other so well - though of course that might make screaming matches more likely.

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  8. Must admit I gave up reading that M&B one although I knew it was running on FB. Quite like the meditation one, thanks. Think I might have entered that comp another year.

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  9. Think it probably works best with comedy. If neither laughs, its not working. Loved the picture too. Definitely not taken this week though!

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    1. Yes, comedy sounds a good candidate for a joint effort. It's impossible to know if jokes work without trying them out.

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  10. YES! I have done collaborative writing and it's the most amazing, frustrating, epic-creative experience ever! I love it. When writing for theater or screen, you can't avoid coauthoring, and I think there's a missed element in your writerly development if you don't experience this.

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    1. I imagine frustration is the feeling that might predominate for me - and my writing partner, Crystal.

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  11. The competition seems odd but not confusing - just time-consuming for very little possible return. As for collaborative writing - does helping each other at school with your forgotten essays count?

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    1. Maybe it was the oddness which confused me, Lizy?

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  12. Years ago, I was found standing on my desk pretending to be an opera singer. My punishment was to write a essay on silence. Sadly, my teacher took it, so it's lost to the nation.

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    1. Opera singer on a desk, Frances? I'm sure you had your reasons.

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  13. Had to go to the confusing story comp link - and stopped at the word twitter. LOL! Sounds totally interactive!!

    Take care
    x

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    1. There seemed to be a lot of stuff that wasn't actually writing a story, Kitty.

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  14. It's answering questions every day, then they invite you, if you've answered the questions right I presume to write 10,000 words. Seems a bit pie in the sky really. I had a writing tutor once who co-wrote birds of a feather, (the first time round) it doesn't seem funny this time round. I think you'd have to have someone you trust to co-write. I'm too lazy to co-write I think. Lovely picture, that could inspire a story.

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    1. Yeah it seemed like a series of competitions to get the chance to enter a competition. I'm definitely too lazy for that!

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  15. I haven't tried collaborating. I'd love to try it out one day.

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    1. I'm sure there are advantages for the right people, Linda.

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  16. Hi Patsy .. reminds me of Cornwall - perhaps Tintagel .. but I love the walls with their flowers blooming ... cheers Hilary

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Thanks so much for commenting!