Monthly Archives: October 2016

Breaking My Creative Block

Nothing was motivating me for several weeks. Nothing original was coming, and the idea of meditative Zentangling just made me more anxious. Couldn’t write, either. All I did was reblog a few posts I thought followers would be interested in … Continue reading

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Last Call For Flash Fiction Entries!

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
This is a final reminder for my flash fiction competition. You have until Monday to get your entries in so there’s still time to create a masterpiece over the weekend. Here are the details for you:…

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Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
My market this week is targeted at the poets among you. The Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Competition is open for poets who haven’t ever had a full collection published. Prizes: 1st: £300 plus a publishing…

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Flash Fiction Competition

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
Here’s my latest short story competition for you. Why not have a go? It’s free! Prizes: 1st: £20 plus a copy of my book of short stories, The Siege Two runners-up: A copy of my book…

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Flash Fiction Competition

A reminder about the Flash Fiction Competition from Esther Newton, deadline of October 31, 2016–only a week away! Thank you, Esther!

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Monday Motivations

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
This week’s Monday challenge is to write a story/poem of any length, with the following words in it somewhere: Dreams, stuck and van Last week’s writing prompt was to write a poem or story with the…

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Use Declarative Sentences

Originally posted on Libby Sommer, Author:
Pinterest image This declarative sentence was spoken by Don Corleone (played by Marlon Brando) in the movie The Godfather (1972). ? It is not uncommon for women and other minority groups to add qualifiers…

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Flash Fiction Competition

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
An enormous thank you to everyone who’s already entered my flash fiction competition. I’ve received entries from all around the world, including India, Canada, the US and Europe. All of them offer very different takes on…

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Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
This week’s market is for those of you who enjoy writing short stories in the speculative fiction genre, i.e. fantasy, science fiction, horror or anything in between. The Aeon Award short fiction contest has been running since 2004. And the prizes are…

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Serial Novels and Closure

For the past two years, I have been reading a number of serialized works of fiction. Many of the series are very well written. Of these, some are brilliantly written in terms of description and excitement but make me wonder … Continue reading

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