Sunday, 11 May 2014

Watch your fingers!

Here's a competition with a collection of books as a prize. You can use up to 500 words and have until early June to write them.

Apparently Ernest Hemingway said, "There is nothing to writing. You just sit at a typewriter and bleed."

Do you ever feel in need of metaphoric leeches to get the words trickling out - or would a pressure bandage to staunch the flow be more useful?

15 comments:

  1. I can see you've been gardening again!

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    1. It is the result of gardening, Maggie - though not anything like as bad as it looks.

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  2. Cal the doctor. I think the pressure bandage would work fine most of the time.

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    1. Somehow I survived without medical aid, Oscar. ;-)

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  3. I need a kick up the bum! Have temporarily lost my writing mojo Patsy. Thanks for sharing details of the competition. I shall go now and enter something - anything - right now.

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    1. Still might be time to join futurelearn writing fiction course. It certainly got me motivated again. Google futurelearn and it comes up.

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    2. Damn it, Woman WRITE!!!

      There, Maria, consider yourself kicked. And if that doesn't work, try Maggie's suggestion.

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  4. Yes, writing is like bleeding...so hard.

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  5. Eeeek! Writers are meant to suffer... but a blood transfusion is maybe taking it a little too far.

    *sends keyboard wipes*

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  6. I think "metaphoric leeches" really do help to get the words and emotions flowing. Just keep real leeches away from me! haha

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    1. I'm none too keen on the real ones myself, Chrys.

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  7. Thanks for including Erewash Writers' competition on your blog, Patsy

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Thanks so much for commenting!