Friday, 17 November 2017

That's sound

Soundworks are running another of their short story competitions. Entries can on any theme and submitted from anywhere in the world and be up to fifteen minutes long. That last bit is because the prize is to have your story recorded and made available for people to listen to on the site.

There's no charge to listen, or to enter. Previously published stories may be entered and it's an
interesting experience hearing your story read in this way (I know as I'm a previous winner).

There's just a few hours left to enter this competition, but as they only want 100 words, you might manage it. (Note - now closed)

Seagulls are noisy birds, aren't they? Have you heard the racket they make whenever the feel the need to protect their young?

12 comments:

  1. Thanks, Tosh, I just entered the 100-worder. Don't expect anything but hope springs eternal. (I love that expression!)

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    1. Getting an entry in will have helped your chances considerably.

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  2. Oops, too late to think about entering this.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. It is fot the 100 order, but not the other one.

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  3. Thanks, Patsy. I've tried to do recorded stories before and it is rather spooky hearing yourself reading it. Last night I was watching an old Top of the Pops recording of Kate Bush singing Wuthering Heights. It was only her second recorded performance. She said watching the first one was like watching herself dying.

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    1. I don't like hearing my recorded self, Rosemary - we don't sound the same on the outside as on the inside, do we?

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  4. Too late for this one, but will definitely consider future competitions.

    It's quite strange listening to your own voice; can't help but think, is that how I sound to other people?

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    1. It's also strong, but differently so, to hear others read our words.

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