Friday, 10 October 2014

Round and round

Here's another monthly, free to enter competition. The prizes vary, this month it's £25 cash. You can submit a short story or poetry on any subject.

Don't know about you, but being told I can write about anything tends to make my mind go blank, so here's a photo from my recent trip that you can use as a prompt if you like. Points for anyone who knows where it was taken (clue - it was on the way up)

16 comments:

  1. I'm the same! Always hated when a teacher told me to "write about whatever I wanted". Yes, I can do it. But I can't write something good from scratch on a deadline when I don't have some sort of guide to help me think.

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    1. It helps to have some kind of starting point and/or boundaries, doesn't it, Misha?

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  2. Is it the Castlerigg stone circle in the Lake District?

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    1. It is, Rob! Lots of points to you. I'm guessing you've been there.

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  3. It's always good to have something to focus on! Great photo - I have no idea where it is though x

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    1. Somehow I'd expected the place to be empty, Teresa but there were so many people there having picnics, walking dogs and playing with children that it seemed almost as though the place was designed for that kind of thing.

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  4. I prefer to have a prompt, too. This is a great photo, Patsy.

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  5. I have the same problem. I'd rather have a topic/prompt to write about. :)

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    1. Seems to be a fairly common issue, Chrys.

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  6. The stones look a bit like Stonehenge vandalised! Hadn't heard of Castlerigg even though we have been to the Lake District a few times. Agree with everyone about the prompts.

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    1. They do, Maggie! The stones were smaller than I'd expected, but there were a lot more of them and they were in a nice neat circle.

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  7. Ha, this photo is perfect for me, Patsy. I'm working on, 'Midnight On Colley Hill' the hill in question has standing stones at the top of it... so excellent if you deleted the mountains, as my story is in Norfolk, which is flatter. The hill is the highest point.

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    1. Delete the mountains? Actually I think I have one from another angle which makes the area look flatter. If I can find it I'll send it to you.

      They didn't look spooky in broad daylight, but I can imagine they might at night, especially with candles making weird shadows.

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  8. Just sent in an entry for this comp - cheers, Patsy! :)

    marion

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Thanks so much for commenting!