Thursday, 17 April 2014

Living the dream

If you have a short sci-fi or fantasy story ready, or can write one quickly, then you might like to try this competition. The prize is $200. Only non-professional writers may enter (you'll need to check the rules to see what they call non-professional, as criteria for this varies widely)

How's this for a fantasy writing retreat? I spent a few hours there last week. The fantasy part is in the word 'writing' as I went for a walk and drank wine instead. Maybe I can consider it research? You never know when I might want to write about someone very lazy and easily distracted.

22 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous picture, Patsy - and even if you're not actually writing, you're thinking and soaking things up for material, so really you are sort of writing x

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    1. Maybe I'll set a story there, Teresa.

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  2. That is a splendid sand-dune photo - yours or the OH's?

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    1. It's mine, Lizy. He's been training me up.

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  3. But you were writing in your head, weren't you?

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    1. I was? Er, I mean that's right, Maggie I was.

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  4. I have just walked 15 hot strenuous miles to get to this lovely scene, a wondrous site in front of me. I am PARCHED and hope that beyond that sand dune is a glass of cool refreshing iced water and possibly a lounger to rest my weary feet. ( There you are, I have a story line to go by)

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    1. Excellent, bazaar! You shall have the coolest water and comfiest lounger. Maybe some fruit to nibble while someone barbecues you a meal?

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  5. That's lovely. Last week we had snow on the ground here. :-P

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    1. Brrrr, Rachel. We've not had snow all winter.

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    1. Glad you see it my way, Alex. You do, don't you?

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  7. You need times like that, and then the writing flows better. Looks like an ideal retreat to me. Thanks for the link.

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    1. I do think it's good to take a few breaks from the writing, Suzy. That's my excuse and I shall use it frequently.

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  8. Just want to take my shoes off and run down to the sea! I am off to the coast tomorrow but the forecast for us is rather chilly.

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    1. It was definitely a barefoot place, Linda. Hope you get sun soon.

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  9. Never tried sci-fi but walking and drinking wine is something I'm good at!

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