Monday, 30 July 2018

Seriously Awkward

Thanks to Sharon Boothroyd for passing on the details of this free to enter short story competition. You're asked tho write a story of up to 2,000 words on the theme of '16 and 17 year olds'. (It's fine if you're that age yourself, but not if you're younger. There's no upper age limit.) Unpublished writers only.

The prize is 'expert advice and feedback from a top literary agent' and 'writing goodies'. I expect there will be useful publicity too.

Were you an awkward teenager? I spent a lot of time doing daft things in order to hide the fact I was very shy. I've now got absolutely no idea why I felt it was so important to hide that terrible secret.


8 comments:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

A good age to write about!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Just noticed it seems to be for unpublished writers - guess that's why the literary feedback!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - love the photo ... what fun - cheers Hilary

klahanie said...

I'm still an awkward teenager!

As per usual, consider your post well and truly shared.

Gary

Patsy said...

There\s lots of potential in a character of that age, isn't there?

Yes, it's for unpublished authors – I'll update the post.

Patsy said...

I think that photo looks a little like me. There are ones taken a few years later which don't. Hmmm, maybe I'm reverting to a teenager?

Patsy said...

I confess, I still have to occassional awkward teenager moment – there are a few things I'd like to still have in common with the teenage me, but that constant self consciousnes isn't one of them.

Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Thanks for posting Patsy, I'll circulate at my group.